NaNoWriMo, Day 08: Do as I Say, Not as I Do

Boy, I sure could stand to follow my own advice right about now. On the NanoMonkeys podcast I’m telling people that they shouldn’t spend a lot of time trying to get through obstacles, but should simply write around them or ignore them and move to a new scene. So what have I done with my story? Written myself into a situation that I can’t get out of, and now I’m just staring at the page trying to will myself through it.

As a result I’ve gotten next to no writing done this evening (I’m not even going to bother uploading the file to get a new total) and I’m feeling very unmotivated. I’m nearly 10,000 words behind, and when the minute hand swings around to the 12 again, the ever-moving target will go up by another 1,667 words.

I’m going to sleep on it, and tomorrow I’ll probably kick a puppy.