Friday, November 11, 2011

Falling Behind

I started the month with the intention of writing 50,000 words toward a new novel as part of NaNoWriMo. I did so well the first five days, writing 1700 words every day and documenting my progress along the side of my blog.
Then came the weekend when I needed to grade essays from four classes. So those took priority. Then when I had finished those by Tuesday, I had a book from the library that was only a two-week loan. I had two days to finish it, and I really liked the quarter of the novel I had read, so that took precedence.
I still have a bit of the novel to finish (it's a day late now but worth the dime)and I have another class of essays to read, but I'm going to hop back on this writing idea and see how much I can catch up in the next few days.
Technically, at 1700 words per day, I should be at 18,700 words by today. Instead, I'm at 8527 words. Just a little over 10,000 to write.
I'm sitting at Caribou Coffee with a skim berry white mocha and they're playing Christmas music.
I can do this.
Hope bout you?
Are you behind on any projects?

7 comments:

Delana said...

But...you're sitting at Caribou....writing your blog! Get on it girl. I want to read the finished product!

BFF said...

You can do anything!

Linda said...

I never commit myself to things like that because I know I won't do it and I don't even have a job. I admire people who can do it. I don't make New Year resolutions anymore either.

Sheila said...

So by looking at your sidebar it looks like you made your goal. Or was that just in anticipation of how much you planned to write? Either way good job working towards your goal. I really need a goal of something, I'm turning into a slug!

Paulita said...

Nah, I'm still behind, but anything I write is a bonus even if I don't meet the goal. I haven't given up though!

storygal said...

I did't think of spices being so colourful, but of course some of them are.
I did nanowrimo last year. I wrote more each day before attending a conference since I knew it would be a busy time. I caught up and completed the novel and I hope you can too.

Best wishes on the rest of the journey.

Stephanie said...

I'm behind on everything these days. I need some of your drive.

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