I haven’t touched it in almost two weeks. And I’m not likely to finish it anytime soon. I started out strong. I spent the first couple days developing plot and hitting my daily writing quota. I was feeling really good: this was the most creative writing I’d done in probably 3 years, and it was wonderful to finally be getting back into the habit.
Unfortunately, the life of a NaNoWriMo novelist is not the life for me.
At the end of the day, even though I had written almost 2,000 words and was well on my way to having a completed novel, I never really felt like I had been productive. I wasn’t cleaning the house. I wasn’t out job hunting. I couldn’t find the time to workout at the gym. And to be completely honest, the daily word quota was stressing me the hell out, especially when I thought about the days I wouldn’t be able to write much at all (like at my niece’s wedding).
So yeah, after two days I gave up / reverted back to just an “aspiring” author. I will write my novel one day soon (I actually have a much better one brewing in my head right now), but it won’t part of NaNoWriMo. I – surprisingly – have too much going on in my life to just throw away for a month.
Mainly girls. And copious viewings of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. This is seriously pressing stuff!