Yesterday I swore I would reach 30,000 words, but I struggled to decide who to be my first person killed. I also keep struggling with who I want to be the killer, but I think I have decided that now. BUT I did kill someone finally. My characters are just about to discover that this person has been killed, but I DID IT!
As I mentioned, I struggled all day just trying to decide where to go next. I let my sister read the story and give suggestions, but she was bored by it (she’s fifteen and I’m aiming for an adult audience, so I’m not shocked). Because of this, I didn’t write anywhere near what I needed to reach 30,000 today.
However, the way I see it, 2,900 words is still a step forward. My ‘words per day to finish on time’ is down below 2,000 words now, and the days I ACTUALLY get some writing done, I almost always write more than that, so honestly, this is still good news.
I’m still on track to finish on time. I may be slightly behind ALL THE WAY TO THE END, but I’m going to get there one way or another, and as long as how much I write is a bigger number than the ‘words per day to finish on time’ says I require, I’m not that worried.
I’m so mad! I planned to write 5k today, that was my plan, but then I didn’t get home until about 4:30pm and then I forgot tonight was Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them so I didn’t get home AGAIN until around 11pm, so I had like NO writing time today.
Tomorrow I’m staying home all day and I’m going to reach 30,000 words. That’s it. I’m GOING to do it. All plans cancelled (not that I had any), not going anywhere. Staying home. Writing NaNoWriMo.
I need to get ahead, because I have my final paper for one of my classes due on the 27th, so I NEED at least two days to work on that where I won’t be able to write ANY NaNoWriMo and that close to the end, I cannot fall behind further, I need a BUMPER!
So yeah. Writing. Tomorrow. DOING IT!
*sigh* Like it says. I forgot to write. Sooo…. all that’s there to count for is what I wrote a few minutes past midnight last night.
I’m going to write some NOW and then tomorrow I’ll remember to ACTUALLY WRITE!
I knew I wouldn’t make it to 25,000 so my goal was 20,000 AND BOOM! CHECK IT!
That’s right! I made it 300 words PAST my goal for the day! THE GAP IS CLOSING!
If I can continue gaining ground, I can make it back to that goal line. I say 2 more days and I’ll have both bars green again.
How are you guys doing? I hope you guys are making some solid progress!
But it’s SOMETHING. I only wrote for an hour today. *sigh*
I was lazy again. I didn’t start writing until after 11pm, so the fact I got that to turn green is a freaking miracle. BUT! I got it to turn green!
I have to stop being lazy. I can write SO MUCH MORE if I’d just START WRITING instead of doing other things instead. I need to unplug my TV and shut off the wifi so I HAVE TO WRITE instead of doing other things. I was even planning to write ALL AFTERNOON but instead I watched more Anime.
I bet there’s a Chrome app somewhere that makes it so that I have to write a certain amount before it let’s me watch videos, lol. There’s a Chrome app for everything out there.
Now I have to go take a shower, then I have to go to bed, so I can’t write more, but I WILL PREVAIL!!!
Alright, I let myself get behind by A LOT but now I’m gonna make that up! I did pretty well today, honestly. I’m going to be able to make it up pretty easily, and I am honestly pretty mad at myself. There’s absolutely no reason that I got so behind anyways. It’s so easy to write words, guys.
You see that? I half-ass wrote for about 2 hours. That’s the entire culmination of 2 hours of writing WHILE I was watching TV, and yet I went almost an entire week without writing but a few words all week.
Oh well, the good news is, if I can write 3,000 words while watching TV and mostly only writing during commercials, I can catch up to that line pretty quickly if I just actually TRY.
Today’s writing music was the Enrique Iglesias station on Amazon Prime, and today’s distraction was anime… all my life without really watching any anime (apart from the ones every kid of the late 90s/early 2000s watched on cartoon network like Dragonball Z and Gundam Wing and stuff) and this week I’ve suddenly started watching sports anime. Clearly, the powers of the world are against me finishing this story, BUT I AM GOING TO!!!
How are you guys doing? Probably all better off than me, huh?
This week was hard. In a lot of ways. Early in the week, nerves from the election, then minor freakout from the election results, and then doing things I’d neglected in my post-election-freak out, and then yesterday I accidentally slept 12 hours (it isn’t my fault my body has no natural sleep rhythm so if my alarm fails I don’t wake up!!! I once slept 16 hours because of a power outage and nobody being home all day to wake me up.) and ON TOP OF ALL OF THAT I have committed a cardinal sin of NaNoWriMo….
I’ve gotten hooked on not one, but TWO anime’s this week. I’ve spent a good 4 hours on Crunchyroll the past two days. Between school and work and anime, I’ve written basically nothing all week. I’m now a solid like 10k behind or something.
HOWEVER! I WILL NOT GIVE UP!
I’m still positive I can pull it out. Like I told someone, I once wrote 131,000 words (no that isn’t a typo) in 1 month. 28 days to be exact. I also wrote 60,000 words in 3 weeks more recently, and 40,000 words in a week and a half most recently RIGHT before NaNoWriMo started.
I’ve got this. Once I get into my story, I’m golden. I can make up the 10k I’m behind in two days easy. I already did it once, I wrote over 5,000 words in one day last weekend. I can do it again tomorrow. I’m fine. There’s still a LOT of NaNoWriMo to go.
Hopefully you all are doing better than I am!
Honestly? I was just too fucking depressed today. I’m better now, but as a queer lady, it’s pretty scary that so much of America isn’t that concerned with my basic human rights.
But hey, TOMORROW I’ll be okay, and I’ll write on!
I hope you guys are doing better than me!
I wrote the sentence, “I don’t know” and then gave up cause I’m busy watching the election coverage and HAVING SO MUCH ANXIETY!!!
NaNo is important, I know, but this historic election is very important too.
By tonight we will know whether America has its first female president or its first racist cheeto president.
Only time will tell.
It’s okay, I can catch up tomorrow.
I really don’t want to write today, so I used last night’s buffer and just reached the minimum target for today and now I’m gonna stop writing for the night. I probably won’t get much written tomorrow either, since it’s Election Day, the day we get to see whether we need the bucket of confetti or the bottle of bleach! I probably won’t want to write very much while anxiously awaiting to see what happens.
BUT, that’s okay! I’ll just make it up the next day!