Thursday, November 4, 2010

I Don't Ever Remember There Being A Wall Here Before...

Okay, so, today didn't quite go as planned...

After making the plan to write 3334 words per day and aim for that awe inspiring target of writing two novels this november, I had my first official down day. I didn't get as much sleep as I should have last night, and had to go to work this morning. I spent the day in a daze, and got maybe a few hundred words written if I'm lucky. I'm going to keep going tonight, let me assure you, but it doesn't change the fact that it feels like I've hit the wall already. And it's only day 4! If that wasn't bad enough, my psyche has decided to lock up the rest of my story behind a steel wall, and only tease me with insubstantial details. Needless to say, It hasn't been a good day...

I love writing, I really do, but sometimes, it is the absolute last thing that I want to do when I look at my laptop. I have to keep reminding myself that it's about discipline, and routine, and making an effort to do some work every day. But then every time I even look at my novel, all I can think is how good it felt to take a break last night and re-watch season 1 of Dexter last night with my wife and a friend of ours.

Hopefully I'm over this before tomorrow, or I'll find myself in real trouble, being 6668 words behind doesn't really appeal to me all that much...

Days Remaining: 26
Words Remaining: 38779 / 88779


  1. I am sure that you will recover. I have prepared myself that there will be days with Nano that I am ahead, and days where I am behind, but the end result will still be the same - on a side note, I LOVE Dexter :)

  2. Yes, Dexter is awesome, but my question to you is, have you read the books? Jeff Lindsay is a master, or at least, I think so. I haven't read the fifth book in the Dexter series yet, but the first two, and the fourth one were phenomenal. The third one, I have issues with, but for the most part it was enjoyable.

    It seems to me as though you are well organised, and on track for hitting your target, and I hope that things keep going well for you. I'm slowly recovering and building back up to something I would call productive, but my self confidence took a blow, and it is taking some time. Good luck, and I look forward to continuing to hear what you think of my observations.