So, we’re halfway through November. Am I halfway through my 50,000 word writing challenge, I hear you ask? Short answer: no. I’m not.
I’ve managed to get to 13,083 words. Now that’s more than a quarter of the way through, so I’m pretty pleased with that, but I’ve got a long way to go.
Last week I had a little moan about not having any motivation and was worrying about my problems with unrealistic-sounding speech. This week, my characters are a lot less polite, which is a relief, but I’m having serious problems with self-discipline. I’ve had a week off work, and while you’d think that would give me plenty of time to have a few marathon writing sessions, turns out I wanted to enjoy myself and have a holiday! Especially as the weather was nice-ish last week. Oh well, back to work tomorrow, which will mean that I have less free time, and should therefore mean that I find more time to write! Funny how that happens.
I’m still hoping to complete NaNoWriMo, but I’ll need to churn out more than 2,000 words a day to stand a chance. Difficult, but not impossible. I considered not bothering to carry on, seeing as I was so pathetically low on my word count, but a number of Twitter users have inspired me by being equally far behind.
Right, back to getting Chip the hell out of Australia…