Monday 21 November 2011

NaNoWriMonday (3)

Word Count: 17858/50000
Day: 21/30
Genre: Children's Fantasy

Like many other bloggers, I am participating in this year's National Novel Writing Month, this will be my second time taking part. 'The Bookish Type" is hosting a NaNo meme every Monday to keep up with people's progress.

Oh my goodness, seeing  this in writing has really brought it home as to how far through the month we really are.
I have had a shockingly bad week in terms of writing. I have only done a total of 3,000 words in a whole week, that is shockingly bad!!!
I had a mammoth writing session last weekend and if you read my post last week I was more hopeful, now it feels like I'm drowning.
I knwo everyone makes excuses but I am at work 9-6 everyday then I come home, have about 40 minutes in which I eat my dinner and get changed then I go out again - I do a different sport each night and so am then out from 7-9.30 each day. When I get home I check and update my blog, check in on Facebook by which time it's 10.30 -11 and I'm exhausted. My brain just shuts off. I need to get my brain working so I can do at least a couple of hundreds words a night but it's so hard I just can't  focus.
I started taking my laptop to work so I can write in my lunch break but by the time I've got switched on and got my lunch I have about 45 minutes to write and there are so my distractions and interruptions that I don't get much done.
I am losing hope and motivation with it as I am so far behind I can't see myself catching up. I want to get back into it and complete but I honestly don't know how. Is it even possible to write 30,000 words in a week??? Can I complete.
I feel like my story could be really good if I could only get it on paper. I'm going to try this week and see where I end up by this weekend. Wish me luck.

How are you're word counts doing? Bet they make mine look dreadful.

Keep writing!!!


barmybex said...

Thanks! :D
We'll both make it. If we try our hardest.
I wish you luck. x

A Beautiful Madness said...

You're doing great! I couldn't even participate this year because of one of my stupid classes. I've been spending too much time working on it to have time to write anything. Hopefully next year!

Keep going! I'm sure you'll make it!

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barmybex said...

Thanks Beautiful Madness - there's always next year, hope you can take part then. I'm going to have a writing sprint to catch up.

Leah thanks! I'll reply to on your blog. :D