I’m pretty sure that I should no longer declare that I am going to participate in NaNo, because those months tend to be amongst my worst writing months lately. I last posted an update here on August 8th. At that point I was thoroughly excited about a brand new project and raring to go.
Then work went insane (as day jobs often do). It’s the end of the summer, and students return soon, and there are a million things to be done by three weeks ago… so it’s a bit overtime and stressful of late. Which means, no time (and no brain!) for writing.
Since August 8th, before tonight, I wrote 1,265 words in 12 days. Ouch. I haven’t even blogged here, although I have posts I want to make (I definitely want to write one up about taekwondo!).
I broke through the wall tonight. The stress has fallen away enough that I was able to make sense of the words rattling around in my head and put about 3,000 words into a side project. That felt good. Split, on the other hand, is still languishing for the moment. I’ve written a few words towards the outline, but not much, and I think I do know where it’s going. I’m due to have some of it prepared for a writing group in a week (eek!).
I’m hoping that the dam stress created in my brain is finally broken, and I can start putting in at least 1000 words a day again. Preferably more. I won’t catch up to NaNo pace, and honestly, that’s okay. My whole goal is just to write. A lot. And often.
The important thing is not stopping. And I haven’t stopped yet.