That would be the sound of my keyboard as I frantically try to carve out the time to fnish this Nano Novel. I feel like I’m in college again. I would never start any big projects until there were NO other distractions around me. I’d clean, do laundry, cook, you name it.
What worked well for a single girl with no real responsibilities does not work as well for a, by all appearances anyway, grown up woman with four kids, a husband and a dog that seems to be confused about the seasons and is shedding at the rate of two small dogs a day. My solution? Simple enough. Scare everyone out of the room. Turn off almost all the lights and light a couple of candles. I can’t see the debris and dirt surround me and I’m free to type.
Unfortunately, I figured this out kind of late in the month. The constant distractions (read – my real life), computer problems and some weird quirk about everyone here wanting to eat on a regular basis have put me behind where I want to be. But … I’m rounding the corner with my terrible novel. 30,311 words as of 3:00 am last night. And, in this kind of time crunch (and the fact that the novel isn’t for anything but me feeling the need to challenge myself) I’ve abandoned all hopes of rationality, research o readability. It’s very freeing.
So I’m back to work. I’m hoping to get close to 40,000 tonight. We’re doing skool-lite tomorrow so I won’t need my full brain early in the morning if I stay up too late tonight. Heck, I don’t even need to be awake enough to drive – I can make Danny drive us around town.
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