I was behind for several days, always writing but never getting quite enough words. Sometimes a post to my blog was as much writing as I got done, but it still meets the goal I had set for myself. Last night I managed to hit 45,000 words, officially on par with what the word count needed to be yesterday. Today I need 46,667 if I want to be on track.
The only way to finish something is to keep moving forward. No matter what, just keep plunging ahead.
I have struggled all month long with my word count. Day after day I saw the bar in my graph not quite hit the goal line. But yesterday I finally met it! I wrote over 4,000 words to get there and it felt awesome.
How do you prevent writer’s block?
Once upon a time I was sitting in a class at school, I think it was in sixth or seventh grade but it might have been a little later on. A guy, and I don’t remember who, came up to me and asked if I’d ever participated in NaNoWriMo.
“What???” I think was my response.
You know what’s hard about writing in the morning before work? Every second I sit here unable to type because I can’t think of what to say feels like a second wasted because I don’t have time for this!
My body has been rebelling against the 6:00 wake-up time to the point that I have yet to set an alarm for 6:00 and have continued to rise at 6:30. Today was no different.
Writers are people with stories inside that are doing their best to make the story come to life. The story is their baby, and they love that baby with all their hearts.
But what happens if they can’t make the story work, no matter what they do?