Friday, November 19, 2010


It's November 19th already?  It seems like just yesterday it was the middle of September and I was dying for NaNoWriMo to start.

Some days, the ideas flow like water from a fire hose and it's all I can do to aim them at the keyboard.  Other times, like the last couple days, it's more like a slug trying to slime his way up a moving treadmill.  The morning didn't start like I wanted it to.  I slept until 6:30 instead of getting up when my alarm went off and I've barely managed to write anything yet. 

The next time I try to write something this size, I'm going to pace myself to do it in six weeks.  Trying to write 100k in 30 days is burning me out.


  1. I think six weeks is more than an appropriate length of time for 100k words. That's approximately the same timeframe I've given myself. And since I hit 50k yesterday, I'm actually a bit ahead of schedule. Don't stress yourself out too much. You'll get there when you get there. The only requirement is putting in the time in front of your computer.

  2. I'm hanging in there. I'm fairly certain I got this way at this stage of NaNoWriMo's 2008 and 2009. Some days, the motivation just isn't there.