Friday, November 12th, 2004 • No Comments on Somebody’s Watching Me
I have come to the conclusion that the reason I’m doing so well with NaNoWriMo this year is because I’m posting my daily word count here. It is perfectly fine for me to flake out and fail in the privacy of my own home with no one the wiser (except Jay, who has to live with me and put up with my self-flaggelation). It is not all right to have to admit my failure in public. Likewise, it is not
all right to lie about how much I’m writing, either. So, I’m sticking to the program. Go me.
My goal has been to write 2500 words a day. The bare minimum I’ve let myself get away with has been 2000 words. Hence my rockin’ work count so far. I was tempted to take today off for good behavior, but I managed to write almost 2500 words tonight, even if my eyes were closed for half of them. I’m sure some of what I’ve written is just filler—not unlike the stuff in hotdogs—but I hammered out the basics for a couple of good scenes.
Not that anyone cares. I’m just so tired I’m talking to myself. Long day, but infinitely better than yesterday. I will try to start writing about more than… well… writing. Funny thing is, I don’t often talk about my writing in my day-to-day life. I am convinced there are people close to me who think I’m making up this whole thing about being a writer since I never talk about it.
Before I go to bed to (hopefully) sleep blissfully, I just want to wave to Sonja-in-Germany. Thanks. You
made my day.