NaNoWriMo 2013: Week Two
Hit the weekend full throttle, with copious hours stretching before me to achieve the word count goal.
And the weekend hit back.
Last Saturday I was curled up with a kidney stone, hopped up on drugs for the pain. Not so fun, that. Somehow I managed to slog through 5,000 words, even totally doped up. And watched Thor: Dark World again. Because Thor.
THEN on Sunday, I had such best intention. SUCH BEST INTENTIONS.
But after running a few errands and settling in to bang away at the keyboard… all hell broke loose.
My mom came in to ask a question. My SIL showed up to collect a check and borrow a video game. My BIL showed up to collect a game system and borrow a video game.
Dan and our friend Griggs returned from the store and we snacked and chatted before they started armor building.
My buddy Smalls came over to drop off a doughnut and collect a mix CD.
At some point it became apparent I would get absolutely ZERO writing done that day (to be fair, I think one sentence was logged) and I just gave up and started checking some of the other items off the To Do List. Took down the Halloween decorations. Photo-shopped some pictures for a work project. Cleaned up the place a bit. Attempted to wrangle leaves off the walkway.
Basically – a bunch of crap I wouldn’t normally be compelled to do, but nothing makes you more productive than procrastination. Especially when it comes to writing.
By the time Monday hit, I was feeling really low because of the low word count and my general ineffectiveness with the 1up weekend.
But Huzzah!! Even with a side-trip for lunch with my sister, still managed to crank out another 5k, neatly wrapping up the action sequence I was so reluctant to start and barreling into a whole new chapter with added mystery and intrigue. Not giving any details on that one. 😉
Finished up Chapter Seven and added a few bits to the beginning of Chapter 8 on the bus this morning. More personal and professional drama surfaced this week, plus evenings filled with a return to the exercise/gym routine and a work side project. Leading a double life of a novelist and a regular person is steadily depleting my mana.
Luckily our out-of town adventure this weekend consists of staying at a place with views of nature and electrical outlets.
QUEST FOR THIS WEEK:
Power through as much as I can. At the moment, the 100,000 word goal seems pretty far out of reach, so I’m going to settle for 80,000 for the month and see if I can’t hit that mark a little easier.
Current Word Count: 56,050
REVISED GOAL: 80,000 words for the month
GOAL FOR THE WEEK: 66,050, which means writing 10k for the week. This seems manageable. This seems so much more manageable. 🙂