So tonight I finally crossed the halfway mark in NaNoWriMo, right on track for the month. However, it took a valiant effort today because I was behind. I didn’t write at all last Thursday because of work, Friday I didn’t quite hit my daily goal, and yesterday I only wrote a few words because I was being lazy.
All of that added up to a goal today of 5510 to stay on track. Yeah, over five thousand words. Today. Holy crap it adds up in a hurry.
I made it. It took most of the day, but I did it. I demolished my goal.* How did I do it? Blood, sweat, and tears. Or maybe just diligence. One of the two, for sure.
Like the Nike ad, the best advice is Just Do It. I didn’t really want to write five thousand words today. I’m in the middle of the book. My characters are dumb. The plot is going nowhere. All I’m writing is dialog, which I hate with a fiery passion.
None of that matters. What matters is that I’m doing it. I’m writing and I’m forcing myself–for the most part–to stay on track. I will win this year, if I have to drag my novel, kicking and screaming, across the line. It may come to that.
*Okay, I wrote 5614. Not exactly a huge jump over 5510 but I’ll take what I can get.