It’s Day 6 for those of us doing Nano. Hope everyone is finding their rhythm. I had a good roll going but it sort of sputtered out this morning. After racking up daily word counts of 1,800 to 2,000 words I came up with a measly 631 this morning. My mind was festering on some other issue that has been bothering me and it just would not let go and allow me to concentrate. So I decided to just journal it out and try to get it out that way. That helped a little and after I did that I went back and managed to end up with around 1,530 or so words total. Which brings my total word count to 11,564. More than respectable.
But I have to say I hate (1) being stressed; and (2) having said stress affect my writing. I know its inevitable that you’ll run into road blocks like that. Life is a stressful adventure, after all and there are times when said stress is going to get the better of you and all your reasoning and deep breathing and telling yourself not to worry isn’t going to do a thing.
Thankfully, my mini-meltdown only lasted a few hours. By the time I got to work and thought things through a bit more I calmed down. I feel better. Not 100%, but not like my head is going to explode either.
So it’s onward and upward. Tomorrow is another day to kick the word count up a bit more and stay on track. How is everyone else doing?