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.

One response to “NaNoWriMo, Day 08: Do as I Say, Not as I Do”

  1. P.G. Holyfield Avatar

    Well, Chris and Mur are lapping us right now. My family has decided to rent out a wing at a local hospital. We’ve all been sick on and off for the last month. Today I took my 10 month old for a followup and she ended up having a chest x-ray and now has to use a nebulizer for her breathing. Words are just spilling out of me… just not on the page of my novel.

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