Thursday, November 4, 2010
Four Days In - And I'm Hopelessly BEHIND
I don't want to get caught with my pants down on November 30th. I've got a goal to reach. And it's an ugly fact to face.
NaNoWriMo has only just begun and I'm already falling hopelessly behind. My word count today is only 1455, not bad for a couple days of writing butt, as you can see, I'm having trouble staying on-target.
This 1500-or so--words per day thing isn't as easy as you might think. What was I thinking...? I can't keep up. Between working all day, coming home, cleaning, cooking...butt wait...
I can't give up.
Not yet. I'm no quitter.
Besides the weekend is coming. I can always catch up then. It's the hare, after all, that actually wins the race...write...?
And, I have some time-off coming up. I can use those days to reach my word count. All I have to do is re-double my efforts.
I'm hoping, with that little extra work, I'll be able to get back on track. The only problem is this race is steeper than any 5 or 10K I've ever run.
In truth, maybe I knew what I was in for. "FOF"--That's probably the real reason I didn't register (officially) for this challenge: Fear Of Failure. I still want to see what I can do.
All I need to remember are those famous Nike words, "Just Do It".
After all, I want to be a writer: A Word Warrior.
I've just got to get my BIC ("Butt In Chair") and get busy.
I can do better - I'll just use the weekend to catch-up, at least a little.
Anyone else out there trying to keep up...?
Throw me a couple tidbits of advice. Any hints, tips or tricks you're using to stay on task, to run this course and win this race?
And, if you have any helpful words, put them in the comments section, if you can spare 'em. After all, I can use all the extra words you're willing to throw my way. Maybe I can even think of a way to work them into my daily word-count ;)