06 November 2017
After my last update, I took a bunch of anti-anxiety meds and played games for a bit.
And I thought about my problems.
Not too deeply, and not too emotionally. Just to consider the situation.
I reached a few conclusions:
After yanking myself out of that funk, I mashed the keyboard and got myself up to 11,125 words!
It’s 518 words below my target for today, but I’m still generally tracking over-target.
And here’s something I haven’t shared yet!
Here’s a graph plotting my actual words (in green) against a steady cadence tracking up to 50,000 words by the end of the month (in red):
When the green line is above the red line, I’m over-target and heading towards hitting 50,000 words early. When the green line is below the red line, I’m on a path to failing NaNoWriMo and need to catch up with extra words.
Anyway: I’m currently over the line, so I’m doing okay!
This isn’t really big news, but I wanted to mark it in my journal because it made me feel awesome!
I went out for coffee with the guy who I’m deeply hoping will be interested and available to edit this novel before I publish. He’s written a ton of science-fiction and fantasy, and he’s on my wavelength, so he’d pretty much be ideal.
Anyway, I took my iPad, and showed him the blurb I wrote back in Preptober.
And he laughed.
The good kind of laugh!
If the stars don’t align and he isn’t available to edit it when I’m done, at least I think I’ve found a reader.
I’m back at my day-job tomorrow – and it’s my first day there for a while – so I’m anticipating arriving home exhausted and treading water at best.
Let’s see how it goes!
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