I had a great start to National Novel Writing Month, reaching 16k words by day six (10k target) as well as managing to edit multiple chapters of my first book. Being so far ahead, I decided to take a few days off. A decision that had no connection with the new Starcraft expansion releasing. On top of that I decided to spend a long weekend with my girlfriend, and since I have trouble writing without solitude I got zero work done then. As a result I have written the grand sum of nothing on seven days so far this month, and so I inevitably ended up falling way behind schedule.
Writing is a marathon though, not a sprint. Since then I’ve been slowly catching up, writing a little more each day until my brain rolls over and decides I’ve written more than any man should in a day. I finished yesterday at 35k words, so I’m almost back on track now. It does feel a bit rubbish to have started so well and then been busy playing catch-up for so long, but I know I’ll hit my 50k before the end of the month. And when I do I’ll be happier than a Corgi on stilts.
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