It has been three weeks now and I’m still vaguely on target to hit 50,000 words by the end of November, however, it’s starting to get difficult. Really difficult. More difficult than I said before. I can’t really remember my word counts on every given day last week but I had a pretty bad few days towards the end and now I am having to force myself to write 2k words a day minimum to be able to just keep to the daily target set by the NaNoWriMo site. Nngh. I struggle with this, but I’m determined to make 50k.
See, I suppose the writery types reading this will understand this sentiment but I shall explain away anyway. I am really struggling to load up Scrivener day after day and sit down and write down a couple of thousand words. When you think that I manage about 500-600 in 15 minutes, it shouldn’t really be quite so hard, right? I mean it’s not like I hate my story. I’m loving creating this world and discovering who my characters are, what they can do and what kinds of creatures and enemies they face and why. It’s exciting and emotional. I’ve made myself cry writing this and well… yeah. It’s brilliant. Yet I’m still struggling. Couldn’t tell you why I just find it difficult to put thoughts down on the screen sometimes and I want to just curl up in a ball and cuddle up to my polar bear, you know? I tried Write or Die but all it does is distract me and then pasting it into Scrivener when I’m done and all the formatting is messed up bugs me.. so the biggest boost I can get is writing with other people. Doing word sprints and word wars. Something about it makes it so much easier to unblock yourself and just write. Anything. And that is such a great freedom but this late in the month it’s getting difficult to find people who are willing to sprint with me at the times I find it easiest to write.
So I’m struggling, but I’m determined to write 50,000 words by the end of the month. I’ve even pondered writing a short story just to mix it up a bit and add to the word count but I don’t have a clue what to write a short story about or really how to do a short story. We shall see, but I’m still on target guys, promise!