It is just past the middle of National Novel Writing Month and I am having some trouble. Just as I mentioned before, I have a lot on my plate. I have run behind and then lost my focus completely. I haven’t written in a few days. I don’t think that I can catch up at this point. I have spent my time on some other creative endeavors instead.
I spent significant parts of both days playing Pathfinder, and some other time making mugs. I feel a little guilty about the time i could have been writing. I wonder if there is a way that I could motivate myself to write without guilt. I am going to allow myself to get as far as I get this year without worrying too much about the specific word total, and next year when I am not working on buying a house, and when I have my own work-space, I will dedicate more seriously to hitting the goal of 50,000 words. Continue reading
I am participating in National Novel Writing Month this year. A couple of my friends have been doing this for several years now but I finally have the time and the idea to make it happen. My novel is currently called “Cascade” and It is coming along pretty well, if somewhat more slowly than the 1,666 words per day that I need to put down to meet the 50,000 word goal by the end of the month.
My greatest challenge is sequestering myself and actually spending the time writing. My fiancee and I have a lot of plans and sometimes it is difficult to say no to plays, museums, or visits with friends in order to sit in a room and write. To try and outsmart that issue, some of us are getting together for a “write-in” I have some whiskey and wine and we are going to write like Hemingway and revise in December.
If you are doing NaNoWriMo, hit me up my handle is MakerMead. If you are doing it, then I wish you luck.