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Last week I reread To Kill A Mockingbird for the first time since high school. I even read my high school copy, which is covered in color coded highlighter marks and notes filling the margins of every single page.
I finished my newest novel, and now I’m suddenly not motivated. I have written one paragraph for Nano and that’s it.
My addiction to Ally McBeal has gotten the best of me.
I need help! I need motivation! Areergghhg.
What are your guys distractions?
How do you avoid them?
Almost a week in, Everyone. How are you doing?
I’m writing 2000 words a day. Not counting emails or facebook musings, though I want to. ;)
What I have found works for me–do the bulk of the writing FIRST thing in my day.
Don’t think over each word, just write.
Time myself–30 minutes on writing. 30 minutes doing household chores and family stuff.
Hint–Behind? Join in now, add 50 additional words per day (or whatever the math is).
Hint–Working on something else–like a rewrite or a whatever? Make NaNoWriMo work for you by adjusting goals from 1666 words a day to whatever will push you a little.
Hint–Stop reading this and go write!
PS–What’s working for you?
Nothing marks your life like a blog where you write once or twice a week. It’s time (again) for TTT. Last week flew. How does this keep happening?
NaNoWriMo–I have been writing my 2000 words a day. This is good for me. Three days so far and I’ve met the goal.
But what if you’re behind already?
This is what I think–NaNo is to help YOU. So if it doesn’t because of life, shape it so it will.
Maybe you say, ‘Hey. During the month of November I will write just 200 words a day. Just 100. Just 50.’ And then you meet your goal. You may not get the T-shirt, but you did it! You did the thing that maybe shook you lose. To me, that’s success.
BTW, it’s snowing. Almost not there flakes, but it’s falling.
I’m a little late in posting. So I’ll be quick.
It’s Nano time again. How the heck did it come so fast?
I should be starting a new novel, but instead I’m behind and still STILL haven’t finished this novel I’ve been working on for almost a year. I only have a few pages left, and I should just power through them. Some reason it’s killing me.
But I DID get a lovely letter from my Editor this morning. It made me want to finish this book so she can read it. But here I am again distracting myself.
Who has new work for Nano? Who is trying to finish something?
I read a study this week that attempted to determine whether or not men felt that intelligence was an attractive trait in a woman.