Sorry. I just can’t believe I’m on day 8 and I’m not absolutely freaking out. I am going to win this year. I am. I have to. And I feel like I’ve kind of got this? Kind of? (Someone tell me I’m doing a good job haha. JK. Sort of.)
So, week one flew by and seemed like it was dragging by, if that makes any sense. I got way ahead for a couple of days, which was really good because I got seriously stuck for almost two whole days. That would have hurt really bad if I hadn’t been ahead. I hate playing catch-up with NaNo
Finally, yesterday morning I had a breakthrough. Unfortunately, I was in bed and jolted fully awake briefly. But, fortunately, my phone was beside me and I managed to jot down a few notes before collapsing back onto my pillow and going back to sleep. When I sat down to write last night, I still wasn’t totally sure what was about to happen, but I had a pretty good, general idea, and eventually I got through the block and moved on.
(Normally when I’m stuck like that I’ll start writing a scene that happens later, but…this time, I needed to know what was going to happen in this particular scene I was stuck on before I could write any of the other scenes I know are going to happen.)
This is so rambling oh my gosh. Sorry, my brain doesn’t like working on anything that isn’t NaNo, or spacing out watching TV for brief breaks, during the month of November.
Ok, actual wrap-up time! Here’s where I am now:
Aaah! I’m actually sticking, mostly, to my goal of 2k words per day. Amazing! This puts me just a bit over 1/3 of the way to “winning,” and I’m now just a little over 5k words from beating my previous NaNo record of words written in a novel before epically failing and giving up.
Usually, I lose steam by day 15 and either give up then, or have already given up. I’m thinking that if I can make it through day 15 and keep going, I’ll be ok this time.
I’m hoping to get beyond my previous record by the weekend, and reach 25k by Monday. Big goals, but I think I can do it.
The thought of editing this mess is scary, but at least I’ll have something to edit if I want to! Exciting!