April 18th, 2014.
I should be at 18,000 words in my novel right now.
For this year’s Camp NaNoWriMo, I’ve set my word-count goal at 30,000 words– obviously the story wouldn’t be resolved by then, but it at least serves as a goal of what I want to reach before the end of the month. It’s not quite as high as 50,000 yet not as low as the 15,000 I did in my first year of YWP NaNoWriMo.
Trouble is, I’ve gotten myself into a situation where I’m about four thousand words behind schedule.
My current word-count is 14,420. I’ve actually had plenty of chances to write in the past week, but I tend to get distracted very easily. Whether it’s Tumblr or Tiny Tower or chasing butterflies around with my dog, something always seems to completely change my mindset away from the writing one. Heck, I even got distracted just now talking to my fish instead of writing up this blog post.
As of now, though, I have officially decided that for the next three days (basically today through Sunday) I am going to write at least three thousand words per day. This may not seem like much when you look at it closely, but I’ve learned that words add up quite fast.
So there’s a short story contest that I really want to enter and the deadline for it is midnight today.
And I still don’t have an idea.
I’ve been thinking about it nonstop for the past week but somehow I can’t find a topic to write about that I really resonate with, y’know? I guess I could just be overthinking it completely but I want to make it something good. Something meaningful. Something that will make people stop in their tracks reading it and think.
I have about four hours after school finishes to get everything done. I’m just hoping I’ll be able to come up with something in the time before that and get it all out and polished by February 1st.
Wish me luck!
A lot of the times when I am about to start something new, I get really, really, really into it.
By this I mean I spend hours on end thinking, planning, organizing, and fantasizing about the end result that will come out of all the work I’ll put in. I’ll have this whole project completely mapped out in an orderly, detailed manner. These projects range from anything between stories to drawings to films, and generally are completely different from each other in content.