Stuck in the Middle

“Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.”
―Winston Churchill


Sunday marks the half-way point of NaNoWriMo!

Dear Reader, this is where I wish I could tell you I am at least in sight of the 25,000 words half the month should have netted me. Alas, I can’t. I am closer to a tenth of that number. I expected to be behind – I only had one day so far earmarked for writing only, and I had other projects to finish which would take time out of the remaining days. Also, I knew that writing by hand would hamper productivity.

Still, I hoped to be further along by now.

As fate would have it I lost November 1st (my full day of writing) due to the notebook with my research and outline going missing. It reappeared on the morning of November 2nd, but the lost 12 or so hours I was going to use to get ahead stayed lost. After that, life has seen fit to steal away a great deal of those few hours I had planned to dedicate to writing. Thanks to kicking this old school with pen and paper I have managed to sneak in a few sentences here and there, though – and hopefully life will be kinder during the two remaining weeks.

Will I make it to 50,000? Probably not…

…but I will give it an honest try.

I knew from the start that the goal was unrealistic for me this year.

That doesn’t matter, though. I’m not challenging myself to get a digital badge or a pat on the back. I’m challenging myself because I need the push, and because at the end of the day it doesn’t matter if there are 50,000 or 5,000 or a mere 50 words that weren’t there when I started.

What matters is that I am further along than I would otherwise have been.

One comment

  1. A goal you believe in is a huge motivator and you are right even if you do hit the 50k number you are better off for the effort and what you learn about yourself while trying.

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