NaNoWriMo Day 8 - Struggling FTW
How's it going? Did you bust through 10K words yet? That was Fridays goal so lets hope we all at least that far. If not, well ya know every thing is the worst until its done. Right? I am always moving through a process of acceptance on any thing I try to do. Getting up in the morning for work? Under the covers it feels like the end of the world. Standing in the shower we've moved to mild inconvenience but I'm still wondering if life as a hobo is still an option. I'm in the car and we are probably sliding back toward total annihilation because traffic. But once I'm at my desk and getting into a groove the wonderful world of warm blankets and thoughts of being paid to sleep are banished.
NaNo is like that sometimes. The first hour of a writing session are filled with pleas to my fellow author to just put me out of my misery, "select all" my work and hit the delete key. After a while I find my way back into the story and just need a couple "you can do it sweetie" from the best girlfriend in the world to get through it.
It's a never ending cycle of trying to get through the day's 1,667 words, but having actually finished two books all the crying is worth it. I'm pretty luck to have someone who's willing to sit next to me and smile at me and pat my shoulder and let me know it's going to be OK. I just have to pay it back by doing the same thing for her.
I do keep the whining to a minimum when I'm out of the house for write-ins. Mostly it's just high frequency caterwauls that mess with the local spider population, but then that's a writer for you.