I might have been a little too ambitious this year.
NOT a new thing for me. I excel at unrealistic expectations. It’s my trademark.
As the halfway point to November 30th looms ever nearer, I find myself sitting at slightly under the 25k word mark, which under most circumstances would be the cause for celebration. Only…
In addition to NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month, for those not in the crazy writer category), I have TWO anthologies coming out by the end of the year, ONE possible anthology, PLUS I have my own sequel to publish (it’s just waiting on final edits. FINAL EDITS. It’s sooooooo close.)
Oh, and I work during the day and have three children and a house to run.
But know that although this year has not gone as planned (when does it ever?) more books are coming! A few more than I’d originally planned, of course.
So, as I plod along one word at a time (because that’s all anyone can do really) downing one caffeinated drink after another, going to bed later and later as deadlines creep closer…. it’s good to know I’m not alone. Feel free to comment on your NaNo status, or tell me about a time you set unrealistic expectations for yourself. I’d love to hear them!
buffyworsham · November 14, 2015 at 10:06 pm
I’m honestly going through the same thing right now. This was very helpful and sweet. 🙂
jnicholeparkins · November 15, 2015 at 1:04 am
Thank you! I’m channeling Dory to get over the mid-month hump: just keep typing, just keep typing.