Still here, still writing

I came into this weekend a little depressed.  My word count was so low, it was embarrassing.  In spite of my best efforts, including carrying my jumpdrive in my pocket for two weeks hoping I would be able to carve out a little time to write here and there, I couldn’t manage more than a few hundred words a day.  My NaNoWriMo stats mocked me, taunting me with the refain: What made you think you could do this?  What made you think you could do this?

I was ready to throw in the towel.

But as I have mentioned before, my stories tend to have a life of their own, and my characters take charge of the situation and decide where we’re going.  They’ve taken over now and I am totally in their control.  Having written a mere 8000 words up until yesterday morning, my word count is now over 15,000 and climbing fast.

I may be looking at an all-nighter…

More important than writing or anything else in my life, today is my son’s 22nd birthday.  Happy Birthday, my precious Kevin.  You are one of the bright suns that light my way.

5 thoughts on “Still here, still writing

  1. Writers: Always inventing new ways to torture themselves. As if all the rejection weren’t enough, we came up with a “fun” event where we have to write an entire novel in 30 days while trying to maintain lives and jobs.

    If t makes you feel better, a lot of other bloggers are beating themselves up for falling behind on NaNoWriMo.

    Good luck!

  2. The goal of 50K words to “win” namowrimo doesn’t mean you lose with 49,999 words. The way I look at it any words on paper is a win/win.

    Some of us aren’t wired to write neat little daily chunks. I’m like that newer Uno game that spits out cards. Might get nothing, a paragraph or two or pages might spurt out!

    Don’t beat yourself up and keep going!

  3. Wow! That is so impressive. You are so lucky that you have the inspiration. None of my characters ever talk to me, or have a life of their own. I have to pull it out of them. I think it’s call imagination! Your lucky you have a good one.

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