I didn’t get a chance to post my Project 365 photos last weekend, for a number of reasons. (And I’m probably going to be a day or two late on this month’s sketchbook post.) But that’s ok: I’m still staying on top of the project in general, and this particular group of photos feels like it works as a set.
At the moment this post goes live, I am almost exactly one day behind schedule on my NaNoWriMo draft. I’m closing in on the midpoint of the story itself – it’s running a little long, but that’s ok. It’s a first draft, and they’re always a little unpredictable, no matter how much I plan.
I find it a little hard to believe, but the last two weeks haven’t been entirely devoted to NaNoWriMo. Only mostly. I’ve been: feeling | writing | realizing | solving | starting | finalizing | thinking | wishing | digging | drinking
According to the official NaNoWriMo chart, I’m about two and a half days behind schedule. This is after taking four days off last weekend.
That’s not great. I’m not thrilled about it. But I’m not in panic mode, either. I can still make it through the month, and hit 50K – I could take weekends off, and my current pace would still carry me through.
So that’s kind of good.
I’m getting back into my groove with this project, just in time for the short, grey, dreary days of November. Awesome.
This time last week, I thought I was starting to find the rhythm of the story.
I was wrong.
The first few days of this week were really difficult. I barely got anything written on the weekend, and it took until yesterday to actually get myself back up to par. I still felt good about the story, but the actual writing of it was… ugh.
National Novel Writing Month is an intense experience, creatively. And I love it for that. I love that it forces me to sit down and write – which is something I want to be doing anyway, but never seem to make the time for.
The downside? It’s an intense experience, creatively. Especially at the beginning, when I’m still finding my way into the story, it uses up pretty much all of my creative energy.
I usually do these updates every two weeks. Or so. Emphasis on or so.
Anyway. I’ve been: digging | getting | struggling | wondering | hoping | thinking | starting | knowing | feeling
Three days into NaNoWriMo, and I have a title!
I mean, I’ve also got a little more than 5000 words, but I’m really most excited about the title. And the fact that a few of my characters actually have last names now. That’s nice, too.