NaNo going slow

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Okay, yeah, I was super-excited to get this version of NaNoWriMo underway.  And yes, I did get off to a great start.  But…and you knew there was going to be a but, didn’t you?  But now I find myself exhausted, in pain, and brain weary.  I’ve been working a lot, like six days a week and more than 8 hours a day.  That’ll be nice on the old paycheck, but it sure makes it difficult to do much of anything once I get home.  I also have to try to get in enough sleep so I don’t get sick.  I sure don’t want to have to go through that again.

I’ve been coming home, feeding the cats, throwing a load of laundry in, doing the dishes, preparing my lunch for the next day…and that’s pretty much it.  We have been so busy at work that you’d think it was coming up on Christmas or something.  I do have Wednesday off, but it’ll be after closing Tuesday night.  That closing shift really wears me out.  It might not be quite so bad now that we have extra people working.   Guess I’ll have to wait and see how that goes.  Right now, my plans for Wednesday are to get a little extra sleep and to do several writing sessions.

I know I can still hit the 50,000 word mark before the end of the month and possibly the 70,000 goal I set for myself…just have to sit there and write every single day.  No excuses…no giving up.

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4 Responses

  1. Rest is your #1 priority, but you know that. I remember what a rough time you had of it last year. None of us want to see that again. Take care.

  2. Sometimes this cures my brain-weariness: I go to bed thinking of a problem in the story that I haven’t figured out. Waking with a solution fires those neurons again. Good luck and get your sleep!

    • I’m going to take you up on your suggestion, Carol…I actually like to sit in the dark and think about how my characters would behave in whatever situation I decide to put them in (or they decide to jump into)…something about sitting there in the dark helps me get an insight into the characters’ thoughts. Maybe no distractions? And sleep sounds good…I close tomorrow so I’ll be able to sleep in.

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