On what should have been my second day of work, I woke up with a slight fever. Now, I was pretty sure it was nothing serious, but I didn’t want to lie to my manager so I told her when I got in. I ended up going home and scheduling a COVID-19 test for later in the day, and yesterday afternoon it came back negative, so I finally had my second day of work today.
Despite having two days off, I didn’t get ahead of my NaNoWriMo goals because I was still not feeling great. Still, I’m not super behind so I’d say I’m still doing okay.
Things are getting weird. I started writing from the middle of the story instead of the end. Each section/chapter has time stamps so I’m considering not going in order at all and just sorting them in editing. But we’ll see.
November 3rd word count: 3835 November 4th word count: 6426 November 5th word count: 8381
I haven’t done NaNoWriMo since college, I don’t think. And it was high school when I last finished and edited a NaNoWriMo novel. I forgot how much work this is. I was like “yeah, I did this before, no problem.” No, there is a problem. This is a lot to write. And I don’t really have a plan, other than send a bunch of people to hell. YOLO.
If you’re doing NaNoWriMo, are you on target or will you need this weekend to catch up?
If you don’t know, National Novel Writing Month kicked off today, starting the 30 day stretch to hit 50,000 words for a novel. The days are broken into smaller goals of 1,667 words.
I want to get back to writing. I want to get my projects finished. Even if they’re not perfect, I want to be proud of what I did. So I’m participating in NaNoWriMo with the hopes that focusing away from the projects I’ve been stuck on forever and getting used to writing on a schedule will help me move past this rut I’m in.
So my novel for this month is called House Party, Descensio. It’s a suspense/fantasy/comedy. Or so I’m planning. But as it’s for fun, I can do whatever I want.
So I’ve spent about the same amount of time making the ridiculous cover as I did writing today, but hey, any progress is progress.
I also started a new job today. And the election is tomorrow, for us Americans. I must say, I CANNOT wait until this election is over and done with so I can stop seeing so many political ads. The worst is when I’m running at the gym and each TV has a different political attack ad on. Like, can someone who knows about the history of politics tell me if there was ever a time when presidents used their own merits as campaign points, not just the shortcomings of the opponents?
But I digress. Writing is going okay, but it’s only day two. Hopefully I can keep a steady habit for the next 28!
November 1st word count: 1694 November 2nd word count: 2993
Let me know in the comments if you’re also doing NaNoWriMo this month! What’s your motivation, and have you participated before?