NaNoWriMo: Halfway through the month!

I’ve been able to keep up with my goal to write on a daily basis, however, it’s proven to be challenging. It’s difficult to find the time and the stamina to work it into my already-busy schedule. Yet it does force me to work through the fear of having nothing to write about, and has progressed my word count at a clipped rate. Every night that I’ve stared at my laptop this week, I’ve wondered if the well was dry and if it was even worth writing at all.

And then a thousand words later I realized that all I needed was to get warmed up.

The only downside? I couldn’t keep writing after a 1K writing-spurt because the night had gotten away from me. Most nights, it was late and I was falling asleep at the keyboard. The ideas were there, but my eyeballs were not.

One night, my eyes kept closing as I was typing. At some point, I realized I had dozed off for a split second. My head jerked up and my eyes flew open with surprise. And all I saw was “mind bobblging. I think I can convince him taaaaa….” typed out on my screen. I still have absolutely no idea what I meant to type or where I was going with that idea. After trudging through two more paragraphs of what is most likely crap, I finally called it a night. Not much else I could do when my body refused to cooperate.

Well, not much else… other than laugh at myself. Heh.

In the meantime, I’m ahead of the game and actually contemplating trying to complete a Double-NaNo.* Of course, that’s possibly the most insanely ridiculous and stupid idea that I’ve had in a while.

I’m not quite sure what’s wrong with me. I might need help.

I’m worried actually. For myself.


* Double-NaNo is an absurd goal for a writer who becomes deranged enough to try to write 100,000 words by November 30th – instead of the usual insanity of 50,000 words.

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