What went right?
As of this morning, I’m freshly past the 27,000 words mark so obviously, a lot of things went right. I’m about one day in advance on my daily word count in order to achieve 100k by the end of the month (which is my self-imposed objective).
I am SO glad I outlined before I got started. Seriously, if I had jumped into this without previously brushing the rough strokes of my story, I would be completely lost right about now. I am thrilled that two chapters added themselves in the story so far. Some awesome scenes and character traits I hadn’t planned fell into place and I’m having a lot of fun seeing the plot coming together.
However, I have to say that my real tool through this adventure is the mini laptop I bought at the end of October. I’m carrying it around with me at almost all time and it allows me to steal a bit of writing time here and there. A real life saver for someone as busy as me.
What were the challenges?
I had a few demotivating days this week. Nothing major, just a couple of so-so days touching various aspects of my life. This can be a problem when you have to keep a steady word count and I must say that some days required extra effort to get things done.
I also had a happy hour on Wednesday, a fashion show on Friday and a birthday party on Saturday; all fun but tiring too. And time-consuming. *laughs*
Seriously, my challenge with NaNoWriMo is to control the obsession. I’m so into the story that I have to remember that I do have other things to think about. I don’t want to be an anti-social for the whole month. I don’t want to forget to feed my cats. Or feed myself. 😉
All in all, I’m happy with my week. My personal goal was a bit daunting at first but I find that my current pace suits me. I keep it steady (don’t trust the calendar in the side bar I did write on Saturday but posted the word count after midnight so it registered in my Sunday) and am not burning myself out.
How about you? Any particular good things or road blocks this week? How is your NaNo going?