Neil Gaiman: “This is how you do it: you sit down at the keyboard and you put one word after another until its done. It’s that easy, and that hard.”
NaNoWriMo Day Thirteen Word Goal: 21666
Current NaNoWriMo Word Count: 21707/50000
My NaNo Profile: Winged_Spirit
It’s amazing how different NaNo Week Two feels from Week One. Week One, everyone is like, “YAY, WRITE EVERYTHING!” and Week Two is just, “Blah. I want to be done.” There have been a couple of times so far that I wanted to skip a day of writing, promising myself that I’d have plenty of time the next day to catch up. These past couple of days I’ve worked the long, 8 or 9 hour shift that’s smack in the middle of the day, sapping most of my energy. When I get home, I just want to relax and become a couch potato.
HOWEVER. That is not how writing gets done. Writing gets done by sitting one’s butt in the chair and getting the words on the paper/computer screen.
So, despite my lack of energy, I have been staying on par with NaNo’s word count goals, and I’m immensely proud of myself for doing so. In previous years, I have done the, “Oh, skipping a day won’t hurt,” and then find myself at the end of the month with maybe 20k words on a story (and that’s a big maybe). This year that is changing, and I want to continue this, “Let’s write about 1500-2000 words a day,” habit going even past November, because that’s how books come into existence.
We all have stories inside of us. Open the door and set them free.