… and it’s a like an arrow through my heart. *chuckles*
Seriously, I think I’m way too far behind on my word count to catch up on NaNoWriMo. I was already behind before last week started, and I didn’t manage to write all week. We’re in a little bit of a rush at work, so my creativity is all focused on the February update of The Sims FreePlay. When I get home, the words won’t come out. And to make matters worse, flu has been going around the office. I think I avoided it because I felt very weak this weekend and slept through most of it (meaning: no significant amount of writing done.)
Don’t get me wrong; I’m not giving up. I’ll keep writing as much as I can as a way to get myself back into the habit of writing everyday.
When I started this blog, my first challenge was to develop a healthy writing routine, and that was why I wrote blog novels. I knew that if I had even one reader, I’d feel accountable. After a couple of years of that, I thought the habit was well-anchored. What I’m realizing now is that though I’ve done my best to keep writing a little bit throughout the tribulation of the past couple of years, I’m rusty. It takes me twice the time to produce half the word count.
It’s a question of inspiration (I have exciting ideas coming out of my ears!) It’s a question of habit.
I’m thinking of going back to the blog novel format to get myself into a new regular routine after NaNoWriMo is over. Would I rewrite one of my old ones now that I know better or start a new one? I don’t know.
Only one thing is certain: I need to train myself back up.
And that’s okay!
Despite my title (I just had to!), I don’t see this as a failure, but as a sign of the experiences I have lived through in the past couple of years. They’ve challenged me, strengthened me and given me more nuances to write about. I can’t really complain. I just need to get used to getting the words out of my brain again. 😉
What about you guys? How’s your NaNo going?
November 16th, 2015 at 8:58 am
I had the worst of luck this November — my cat died in the middle of last week so I couldn’t write a word for two days, then I got paper trouble with General Assistance (I’m still trying to settle that one), and now I’m sick! I’m still scrambling for 100k (I’m at 45 now) but writing 5k a day to catch up is exhausting and if things keep going like they have, I won’t reach it and I won’t care.
At least I still like my story. ^^ Got to the near end of the first timeline (it’s a time-travel story, I have five timelines to keep track of and four of those to write) and my main character is about to die so… fun times. ^^
November 16th, 2015 at 9:03 am
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