NaNoWriMo 2016. Log 16 & 17: Step By Step

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! ^_^

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Ever since a group of shoes held a birthday party a long, long time ago (though in a galaxy not that far away) a little boy’s appreciation for creation was born. And so, throughout the following years shoes partied, a dinosaur travelled through time, oddly shaped football players went on adventures, a young wanderer became a knight, a comedian rose to godhood, Jedi fought an evil empire, a war between cyborg warlords and human-insect hybrids engulfed the world… The boy had learned how with only words on paper (and from times to time a few pictures) he was able to bring people, places, even entire worlds to life. By now that little boy has reached almost the third decade of his life and his love for telling stories has not ceased. And finally, long after he had planned to, he has decided to share these stories with the world. Whether you are a new or already familiar face: welcome to this little archive of mine! This is a place where I will, finally, actually be sharing my writing with others. It will feature pretty much anything I feel like sharing, both old and new stories, fan-fiction and original content, and probably some non-fiction added in at times. So, if you like reading, writing, stories (or me ^_~), drop by, drop a comment (I can’t promise I’ll get back to you quickly, since I’m horrible at that, but I’ll do my best) and, drop it like it’s hot. … Sorry… ^_^; In any case, I hope you’ll enjoy yourself and I look forward to seeing you around!

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Who? Just your average descendant of two sea-faring peoples, recently graduated anthropology Master and aspiring author with a life-long passion for writing.

What? Uhm, human. I think... Also a bit crazy, but in a good way. I think...

Where? A land under the sea, far, far away. Occasionally with my head in the clouds.

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