Monday, November 16, 2015

NaNoWriMo Day 16

The second half is off to an aggressive start and I put down 5k with a strong online push of sprints and encouragement. I think that works out well but it doesn't start the second half as good as the first half, which began with a 10k. 

I am still behind though, in a fierce competition with other Wrimos and with the pace of the chapters. As I look forward, I plan to get a ton of writing done during the Thanksgiving break where I can just dive into my novel and not think of anything else like work or other stuff. I am already craving the release of December, lots of sleep, reading, and I would love to try some of these new video games that have been released each week this month. 

I'm 17k above what I did this time last year when I had just reached 50k. I think I felt a bit of the burnout last year as well. The middle doldrums continue. I missed my first write-in today too because I had to work and attend a sci-fi/horror writing class. I'll get back into the swing of things but the long week ahead does not show many signs of letting up or providing any moments of reprieve. 

Luckily, there is a great community and we support each other during these rough patches. We are also distracting each other a bit too but that keeps morale up, I hope. 

My heart hurts. I look forward to behaving healthier in December with exercise, rest, and a long break from caffeinated beverages. A long road ahead, but I'm writing a novel that will be very fun to read in the next year of editing!

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