Tuesday, November 3, 2015

NaNoWriMo Day 3

Final blog post for the night, I am tired. The third day has proven extra exhausting. Professional and personal responsibilities weigh on me but I'm intrigued enough with my plot to keep pushing forward. I approach the twenty thousand mark but fell short, still I am close and with two write-ins tomorrow I should accelerate my word production.

The community gathered at a local coffee shop tonight and we did some sprints and chatted about what we need to do to move forward. It is nice to write with friends and new faces. I did overdo it a bit with caffeine today and that probably won't stop until this weekend. I would like to be reading more but my eyes can hardly handle it.

I think I can prevent myself from burning out by taking some time to chill out on the whole thing this weekend. If I keep up the pace, I should pretty easily get to fifty thousand words but what is more important for me is writing the novel to a complete ending. 

My characters are heading in the right direction and soon they will all collide with some action. I enjoy discovering more about them and the setting is slowly developing as well. I'm still hopeful though I'm not sure if I'm a good leader for the regional group. I think that is enough writing for the day!

1 comment:

  1. Are you kidding? Look at the calendar you made! How many empty days are there? I've been a member of this NaNo region for a few years & I've never seen a schedule with so many diverse locations for write-ins. I've never gone to a single write in because it always seemed too intimidating. You're always open to suggestions for them which makes everybody comfortable because their favorite place is listed.

    At the first sign of "This is getting hard," you say, "You got this!" It's so easy to get wrapped up in self doubt as a writer. It's such an introspective art. But those "you got this!"? I'm sure it seems simple, but if it were, those posts would have 200 of those comments on them. Its a morale boost/pick me up that gives people the kick they need to keep going.

    Thank you for everything you've done for NaNo this year. You're a great ML. Don't let the muggles get you down.