Playing NaNo catch up

In an effort to stay calm before my audition tonight, I’ve returned to my NaNoWriMo novel. I’ve been slacking a little lately, I know, but that’s mostly because I know I can crank the words out the best under serious pressure. It’s pathetic that one of the whole points of NaNoWriMo is to quickly get a novel out in 30 days — and this is a serious challenge. If the 30 day threat isn’t enough, I have to make it harder for myself: instead of spacing it out and writing a little every day, I have a tendency to write 2,000 or 3,000 words every other day, then sit down and hammer about 10,000 in a single afternoon.

I’m doing all right, though. And I’ve finally hit my stride with my new book! Sadly, it’s another “break-up” novel — my characters are always getting over the really nasty end of a relationship. But since it’s easiest to right from personal experience, I just roll with it! And now that I’m happy and in love again, I can explore that aspect of the aftermath, too. Barf, I know! But it’s fun to see the sunshine after the rain . . . and it’s even more fun to write about it. Break-ups are always the catalyst for something more — something greater.

Here are some fun widgets demonstrating my noveling prowess.
Disregard the sad red squares from the days I failed to buckle down!:

Yes, I’m well on my way!

Wish me luck tonight . . . my heart is in my throat, I’m so nervous! I just don’t want to humiliate myself with my rusty acting expertise . . . we’ll see. Oh, the FEAR!

3 thoughts on “Playing NaNo catch up

  1. Very impressive word count! You’re really getting close already. I don’t think you have to worry much about making 50,000 words. There are, after all, still three weekends left in the month. Good luck writing!


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