NaNo No-No's

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

I have done it now. I have missed so many days of NaNoing that it is unlikely I'll hit 50k.

I divided my NaNo goals in number of scenes-- one scene for me is roughly 1700 words. By this logic I needed one per day. I already knew that Tuesdays and Wednesdays were not always going to work for me because of my coaching, so in theory I had to squeeze in two extra scenes during the rest of the week.

It was going well until last week when I got behind. Now I need to write daily and squeeze in an extra six scenes!! I'm going to try, but I am also accepting the fact that I may not make the deadline. I still have have way more than I ever expected to have, so I'm happy with that. I'm also a little more determined to keep going and finish this book.

As far as how or why I got behind, there's a load of reasons ranging from real life (sick baby, working too much, stress) to my little fictional world (I've gotten stuck a few times and my story has taken a few unexpected turns). But all in all, I needed to work at it harder. Maybe I should have written first thing in the morning before doing anything else. I didn't because I prefer the night when everyone is in bed and the house is quiet, but some nights I've given in to exhaustion and gone to bed instead. Or maybe I needed to be more excepting of the twists and turns it took instead of wrestling them.

Whatever the case, I'm glad to be doing this. Even if I don't finish. It has taught me a lot about my writing and myself. So I'll soldier on!

Happy NaNoing everyone!!

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