throughout the nations.
But on day 6
and the end of day
My eyelids are drooping
and I think there’s no way
after pounding out emails
and working all day
I have any energy
for what writing entails.
But I’m half way through
a fun new novella
If I can just sit and type
avoid Facebook and Skype
write, write, write
then perhaps in spite
I’ll be able to sing
No need for special inspiration
just dedication to my narration.
I sincerely hope you make it through.
8158/50000 Par for today would be 10,000 words, so I have 1900 to get written before bed. Arg. :-S
I know exactly what you are saying. I’m now writing encouragement haikus to myself. I have no doubt you’ll make it!
lol It would be easier if I didn’t just spend 2 hours in a hot bath enjoying Jodi McIsaac’s latest book. Time to buckle down Let’s see what I can get done in the next hour.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been near midnight with my head in my hands trying to get my brain to put words on the page. Keep pushing. You can do it.
Yes, I know. 🙂 But that doesn’t make it easier. I won last year, and I won CampNaNo this summer. But it can be hard to sit down and start typing!
Don’t make me tell you to do push-ups.
Ha. Good luck with that. I worked out all summer to get from 0 to 5 whole push-ups. But I left the gym when school started, and I’m sure I’m back to zero… However, I might appreciate the nap on the floor. I know the dogs would like a warm body to snuggle up to.
Grit your teeth as usual and get back in the arena, you’ll do it as always. I’ve every faith in your determination. No guarantees you won’t sleep through December though.
xxx Huge Hugs xxx.
I think I can. I think I can. I think I can.
I can’t understand why you’re doing Nanowrimo. I thought you were a poet and I do enjoy your poems.
I am a novelist as well, Tim. I have 2 published novels, 2 in edits, one in development, one with an agent, and this month I will end with drafts for at least 2 novellas that work with the piece with the agent, at her request.
Presumably you have no kids then. To hold down a job, write two published novels and do your blog. You must have a kind husband.
I do have independent kids, but also a housekeeper, and a SAINT of a husband. 🙂
Writing a novel doesn’t require a lot of time, it just requires consistency. I wrote Grace Awakening Dreams & Power over 6 months, 6000 words a week. I aimed for 1200 words each weekday, which was an hour’s work, usually in three 20 minute stints. If I reached goal, I took the weekend off. If I didn’t, I had to be done by Sunday night. 160,000 words later, I had 2 novels. I started Grace in October, 5 years ago. It’s quite astonishing how much has happened in those 5 years!
You are blessed then.
Think abouth the children & if you don’t compose it, then who shall. This is your duty.
That’s what I tell myself@ 1:30am
A legacy is an important thing.
You can do it!
I will. I will. I will!
We had no power today so couldn’t get the car out of the garage, never mind make a cup of coffee. Finally dragged myself to the end of the road to find the friendly Bistro was closed too. Then our alarm went off and kept going off until I disconnected the battery. All this made 1500 words seem pretty attractive, if only I’d had the option!
I hope the rest of the day was a little more cooperative!
With the realization that coffee is like fuel to me I finally drank a can of coke and bingo the lights went on. Hope you met your target too!
I didn’t get anywhere close to mine, but the weekend unfolds, and I have some hours to devote to the task! I also wrote myself into a corner, so now I’m going to back track and try another outcome to see where that goes…
A cup of coffee, a shot of jack, a bolt of electricity. Good as new.
a shot of jack?!
Ah, NaNoWriMo. I lost one day to a folk festival and I just can’t seem to catch up my word count. I can get my regular daily quota, but I can’t make up the deficit. Last year was my first NaNo and I won, so I thought I’d try it again this year. I think I forgot how hard it was. We can do it!!
Last year I was sick for a week in the middle and managed about 500 a day during that period. In order to finish, I had to do 3-5000 words a day the last week. Just about died, but got it done 20 mins from deadline! lol
to all of us doing the NaNoWriMo, good luck, struggling to find the words :S and being too easily ooohh look, a bacon sandwich . . .
SQUIRREL! 😉 lol Yes. I know.
I wish all the best. Go go go. 🙂
you are very clever…i all ready want to read more, ty for visiting my blog ps i want to read Grace too!
Thanks for stopping in! Let me know if you read Grace!