Yesterday was a fun and interesting day. Life stuff. When I finally got my butt in the chair and began to work, I found myself spending most of my time doing research in order to better inform the scene I was working on. It was a lot of fun. But the word count came up to 996 words. <insert fart sound here>
It happens sometimes.
Some days, your fingers fly and you write 3500 words without even trying.
Other days, you're building your foundation, planning, and preparing for one of those 3500-word days.
It's all part of the ebb-and-flow. Roll with it. Don't beat yourself up. Doing so merely stifles creativity. Stay positive. Have fun. Enjoy the process. A big part of why we write is because we enjoy the process of discovery. Sometimes we discover 3500 new words. Sometimes we discover a bunch of cool stuff that we weave into the story.
It's all gooooood.
TEN DAYS TO GO.
Time to throw yourself into the project if you've not already done so. Only ten days. Plenty of time to accomplish A LOT. But also not so many days that you should feel overwhelmed. Focus on the finished project, focus on submitting your manuscript and getting a nice NaNoWriMo "WIN" for 2015.
Today is Day 20. Consult the cool calendar below. 33,333 total words today.
You can do it.