This is going to be short. I have no excuses to give you or myself, and I wouldn’t offend either of us by dabbling in the more-than-dubious nature of lying.
There are moments in our lives where we have to face the facts. The writing is on the wall. There’s no denying it. This is one of those moments for me. I hate to say it (if you have a sibling, you know what I mean), but my brother was right. I cannot finish NaNoWriMo this year, and I know that in the bottom (way, way down in there) of your deep, caring hearts, you’re shedding a tear for me.
This is going to be short because I am thoroughly embarrassed. I didn’t write at all Friday, and then my numbers for Saturday and Sunday only amounted to a total of about 300 words. So, that happened. Do you know what this means? It means I will be failing this year, especially considering I have a friend visiting for three days and before that am painting my entire house (pretty much). I mean…
The last three days have not been as productive as I’d have liked. Compared to last year, I’m about 1,800 words behind. If you don’t remember, I had to scramble and write 12,000 words in two days. I did, but it was awful. So awful, I was pretty sure my brain died a little. If I don’t step it up a notch, this year will be even worse. Here’s my reckoning for the past four days.
I have an uncanny knack for procrastinating with my NaNoWriMo novel, and it just so happens that today’s method was a K-drama.
I know. I see the numbers, too. I’m going to be honest with you; it doesn’t look good for me. I’m worse off than I was last year, and certainly the year before. I wrote a novel and a short story that year, such an overachiever.
As Day 1 of NaNoWriMo draws to a close, I’ve accomplished absolutely nothing. I have been stuck on one specific part for a few weeks now. Unfortunately, if I don’t figure it out, my characters will not do anything. The whole premise is based on this one fact, and I can’t work out the logistics. I might have to settle for picking anything, writing a sloppy first draft (as always), and seeing what happens. I was so hoping this novel would be plotted first and then written. Ugh.