Monday, November 10, 2008

I'm falling behind

I am now 5,000 words behind. In the last two Nanos I have only fallen behind once, by 500 words, and that was only for a day.

So I'm facing what I've known from the start: this year I'm not going to make it. It's disappointing but I want to keep going as long as I can because I have over 11,000 words written that I wouldn't have written otherwise and I'd like to finish the story if not the challenge.

Oddly enough, the days I've posted more in here have been the days I've met my target word counts. So I'm hoping the magic will work today.

4 COMMENTS:

Sarah Laurenson said...

That's a great decision. Keep going!

I had about 27,000 words 3 weeks into my NaNo run. I was way behind. And yet, I pulled it out. You can do it. And if you miss, you still have a lot of words written, just like you said.

fairyhedgehog said...

Thanks, Sarah. I need the encouragement.

Jessi said...

Just keep at it! Don't worry about being behind. You may hit a day or two where you're suddenly on a run and end up writing more. If you stress over it or keep focusing on being behind, though, then you're just going to pressure yourself more. Good luck and don't give up yet...you've got tons of time left! :D

fairyhedgehog said...

Thanks, Jessi. I've pulled back now to only one day behind.

I'm not ready to give up yet.

(That sentence has seen me through so many things!)

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