Saturday, November 12, 2011

Some new NaNoWriMo motivation

I just went into the NaNo site to see if the same calendar word count widget I used last year was available again.  It was so I quickly added it to my blog.  And got to see how badly I've been muddling this month so far.  Too many yellow blocks on there, which mean I am not reaching my daily goal most days.  (forewarning - if you are reading this after today, the widget will update as I go so hopefully there will be more green days than yellow on there going forward)

 

So I am going to strive to do better. I really want to reach my 50,000 words this year - I promised myself a NaNo hoodie if I reach it and I really want that hoodie :)

So, what am I going to do about it.

1) talk to my family about dedicated writing time.  Last year I locked myself away more than I have been this year.

2) Not feel the need to entertain my MIL.  She lives here now and will need to understand that this is important to me and that too much gabbing is cutting into my writing time.

3) Just get writing.   I have alot of work to do on this novel and I know that editing as I go is making me struggle at the word count goal BUT both are important to me and I need to JUST DO IT!   My marathon mantra applies here: Don't think about it.  Just do it.

Well, I do need to think about it...but you know what I mean.

I have a great deal of catching up to do over the next 2 days.   By Sunday night, I need to be at 23,338 words.

I am currently at 9558.  
This mean 13,780 words to write in 2 days.   
Around 6900 words each day.  

Daunting.



Edited to add: Ok - reality check here.  Trying to catch up in 2 days is a bit more than I think can realistically happen.  So, I am revising my writing goal to get me caught up my Friday.  I can do that on around 3000 words a day.  That is much more do-able.  If I can do more than that over the next couple of days, I will, but my goal now is to catch up by next Friday :)

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