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nanowrimo2013

Didnt write anything yesterday or the day before, which sucked. Especially lame because I’d planned to go to the Nanowrimo group meeting at Madlab. Instead spent the entire evening failing to fix a faulty laptop which needs returning today. Laame! Also especially lame because yesterday was the halfway point when people should be on 25k if they’re on target. I of course, am working at half-speed so was expecting to hit 12.5k yesterday. And yes, that should’ve been in the bag what with me being at 12.3k two days earlier but life’s weird like that I guess. Came home and collapsed in bed within probably 45 minutes.

To atone for that though, I’ve just did my very first early morning sitting. Got a 666 word character POV done. Shortest one yet, but I’ve got the entire day to think of and do a second and third to make up for my shortfall. Hopefully I can turn this into a new routine and get double/triple sittings into a day. Who knows, maybe I can still realistically hit 50k. I’m gonna start going gym again so time management is going to get a little bit hairy. Yolo.

Bonus song: Die by This Condition (from Sessions EP)

Madlab site: Madlab.org.uk
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nanowrimo2013

Still pantsing for the most part. I dont get an idea of where I’m going for each sitting until the day of or, at best, the day before. But even then every single sitting has resulted in some sort of drastic impromptu left turn. 12th day but only just broke 10K words so I’m <50% the current expected word count (at 1667 words per day). Even so, I'm still kinda proud of the progress. Gonna still aim for the 50K since each sitting is getting me a larger amount of words, generally speaking. I'll definitely be disappointed if I dont make 30K by Dec 1 anyway.

I've been playing the hell through Bon Iver's albums back to back to back to get into the zone (fantastic chill music to write to by the way). Which it takes me hours to get into, whilst I sit at the computer and stall with everything under the sun. I actually dont get anything done usually until like 3am-7am. I think I managed a non-insomniac session once (9pm-10pm?) and the first day was just after midnight and those are my earliest sessions. To my recollection I think I've only missed one day of writing.

I wonder if any of these bad writing habits will change as the month goes on. Might pop into town for an odd group session or two, see if that sort of environment makes a difference. And even if it doesnt, it might help give a little morale boost at this point. I have to wonder though if I'll get the dreaded Week Two later down the line since I'm not writing to target. Hm.

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