NaNo isn’t coming as easy for me as it did last year. I’m not sure if it’s the story or what, but I have to force myself to get down those 1667 words—and all the while I’m reading about people who already left the 30K mark in the dust. Yeesh. It makes me look at my pitiful 15K and go “really”? I’m still on track to finish November 30, but this means I need to step it up because there’s no way I’m going to be able to write on Thanksgiving. Ack, this is really a labor this year.
But this isn’t necessarily a bad thing. It’s an act of discipline. Part of me is whining, pleading to give up because the story isn’t going to come out how I like anyway (in truth, it’s a little sparse in places). I wish I could pull that part out of me and kick its butt until it realizes that that isn’t a good enough reason to give up.
NaNo is about commitment. It’s about meeting goals, in quantity if not quality. I will not fail unless I just don’t do it. It may not come out as another HUNGER GAMES, but it will be a story, perhaps one I can return to some day and work on.
Now if you’ll excuse me. I have a story to attend to.
NaNo friends: how are you doing? Are you enjoying the challenge?