NaNo Week 3: Never Give Up



Last week, I gave up. I was sure I wouldn’t finish. With all the family events and holidays, finding time to write looked as impossible as finding a place to walk in a hoarder’s house.

This week, I have a bit more energy and a little more time. I’d had such good momentum going on my novel in NaNo’s first week, and the story was flowing well. I hated to give up.

So I decided to give it a try. I’d fallen way behind. Doing the math, knew I’d have to put in several three or four thousand word days to hit 50,000 by November 30.

Given all that’s going on with the family, plus Thanksgiving, I’m not sure I’ll have the writing time I need.

But I lose nothing by trying. Whatever I get done, won’t have to be done later. I resolved that whenever I had a spare 15 or 20 minutes, I’d put by butt in the chair and start typing.

I did have two good writing days, and learned two important things.

1. If I feel like I’m bogging down, it’s time for a break. A short one. Get a drink of water, walk a little, make a phone call. It’s amazing how energized a feel just getting up for a minute.

Which brings me to…

2. It’s a lot easier to put your butt in the chair if the dog hasn’t taken over.

At the end of week 3, I’ve passed 35,000 words. How are you doing?



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