Yay! I mean, yay… right?
My first week of Nanowrimo 2018 was not the dynamic incredible word count producing week I thought it would be, and honestly, I am kind of disappointed with myself.
Yes, I know that I should not be down on myself, but at this point, I can’t help it. I was kind of in a daze for the first week of November, but as I am feeling that fog lifting and I am looking at my word count, I am feeling a little behind the eight-ball.
Nanowrimo, or to the uninitiated, National Novel Writing Month, is the month of the year – November – where writers across the world take on the challenge to write a novel length piece of work (50,000 words) within 30 days. It is deceptively hard to do, especially when one works full time.
I thought I would have an easier time of it this year as I would be off for a significant amount of time this year right around this time – and yet… Nope. It is still hard.
This year I am trying out a new artist on repeat. Last year, when I was working on my first WIP, I listened to K.T. Tunstall’s Eye to the Telescope on repeat. This year, for WIP #2, it is Alanna Myles’ self-titled album that is on back to back. I was thinking it was going to be Our Lady Peace’s Naveed album, but I don’t’ think I have quite decided yet. I think that might be part of the “flow” issue here. Not the right playlist. I will have to test out the music element more thoroughly and report back.
In the meantime, I am working on upping my word count, but it is definitely slow going in the beginning.
Week two will yield better results, of this I am sure.