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Falling Behind

My word count for my NaNoWriMo novel has only reached 11,170 tonight (only 659 words for today) and I really am too exhausted to continue. I'm not even going to post an updated stats post in drmellow_novel until tomorrow. As soon as I hit "Post and Close" here, I'm off to bed.

My goal was 12,500. Maybe I can come home at lunch tomorrow and get it up to 12,500 or more and then add my 2,000 for the day tomorrow evening. Or maybe I can just try to keep some momentum going so that when the weekend comes, I'll be able to catch up then.


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Nov. 6th, 2003 03:12 am (UTC)
When I get behind on stuff like this, I have to be careful that I don't make catching up something else that I get behind on. If I do let that happen, I tend to just get even more discourage, unhappy and most importantly, behind.

Good luck.
Nov. 6th, 2003 06:12 am (UTC)
Yeah, that's what I'm afraid will happen. The good news is that I'm only "behind" because I've been adjusting my daily goals to be more aggressive as I go -- I add 2000 to the previous day's word count, whatever that was. Since I got "ahead" early by 2000 words, I'm doing pretty good. So even though I only wrote about 600 words yesterday, I'm still ahead of schedule if I look at the month as a whole.

And it's rationalization like that which will cause me to slip further behind. ;-)
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