Well, if these last two days have told me anything, it’s that this writing month has largely been going according to the following pattern of steps:
1. Get behind on your writing
2. Work hard to get back on track
3. Almost succeed at step 2
4. Trip and fall
5. Return to step 1
Every single time I could almost feel myself finally crossing that average necessary daily word count line. And then, some jack… rabbit comes along and sours the mood, or exhaustion strikes hard and without warning, or something just pops up in my head, throws off my entire rhythm and ensures I can’t bring myself to focus for the rest of the day. Whatever obstacle comes in my way, the result has been the same, back to square one. At least I’ve managed to stay no more than a day behind during the past few days, so I suppose that’s something.
Now, I know I’m sounding incredibly negative here and that’s because this whole situation has been getting under my skin. It happens. However, it’s not enough to let me just completely give in to the negativity. I know that if I did that, I wouldn’t be able to get anything done. It’s one of those situations where I have to face the fact that life throws a big dose of suck at me every now and again and I’ll have push, punch, bite or otherwise get through it. So that’s what I’ll be doing. I’m still determined to finish this year’s NaNoWriMo story after all and using these logs as a bit of vent (hope I won’t have to do that too often ^^;) has definitely helped with keeping myself in the mood for that!
Speaking of the story. Here’s a tiny little update. Almost all main actors are now accounted for as is an important bit of exposition! I’m trying to play a bit with some of the more cliched tropes of the latter and do a bit of friendly mockery. That does mean getting into the cliches themselves and that can be risky. I’m definitely enjoying it so far, but I hope it won’t go around and turn on me in the end…
Now, on to that word count for yesterday and hope for, well, let’s hope for at least a bit of improvement tomorrow! See you then! ^_^