Okay, so despite my grousing and the occasional comment that I may be insane, this year's NaNoWriMo is actually going well. Here's how the first week broke down:
11/1 - 2735
11/2 - 2556
11/3 - 1183
11/4 - 1491
11/5 - 1014
11/6 - 2515
11/7 - 2136
Which left me at 13360 for the first week with an average of 1947 a day. Since I needed to be at 11669 and average 1667 a day, I'm pretty pleased. Getting ahead early really takes the pressure off. And I'm proving to myself how committed I am to this project by not sitting back on my ass when I'm ahead. Not that I haven't wanted to. Thursday I felt like warmed-over, leftover goat excrement for most of the day.
As an added bonus, I'm getting a lot done around the house because I'm trying to make myself stick to the schedule of writing at night. So when I feel the urge to write in the morning, I go do chores. Sure, I could be farther ahead. I could also be burned to a crisp right now and dreading the weeks ahead. Slow and steady wins the race. You won't catch me so far ahead I'm napping under a tree while the tortoise crosses the finish line. No sirree bob.
With yesterday's additional 2222 words (totally didn't plan to hit the all 2s, but hey, cool), I'm sitting at 15852 NaNo words for this project. That puts me 2516 words ahead.
Not sure what the weekend will bring. I might write during the day on weekends... or not. We'll see how it goes. I do know as soon as it warms up, I'm going outside to rake leaves. I love our new big, treed yard, but having it means a lot of leaves on the ground right now. ;o)
How's the writing going for you? Are you participating in NaNo (and if so, are we friends on there)? If you're not, that's cool, too. NaNo's not for everyone. Hell, I haven't officially done it since 2010. If you're not writing, how's life in general?