Last week, I found myself behind on my word count for NaNo. The kids were at my house and they had a lot to do and talk about. No biggie, I thought. I can catch up.
Apparently, catching up for me is impossible. As it stands, I have just under 10,000 words when I should have 20,000. The problem? I hurt. I’ve had issues with my wrists for a few years now. I wear braces, do exercises and stretches and try to vary my activities that involve wrist/finger movements. Some days things are fine, others its not. With weather shifting over to cold (even though we have had above normal temps) and the barometer dropping I have more issues in cooler months than warmer ones.
I typed out over 3400 words on Saturday, writing about 500 or so at a time and then taking a break. Sunday, I took most of the day off except for about 700 words. Monday I made it through about 2200 before I hit the sack. Tuesday was only about 1700 but Wednesday told me that I would do no writing for this day. Thursday was worse, I had the day off and guess what? No words.
So I sit here today contemplating torturing myself and pushing beyond that I-Want-to-Gnaw-My-Hands-Off achy hurty feeling or feel successful by not being able to use my hands But-Did-Finish-NaNo. No brainer hunh?
Thursday I did research for my In Situ project (due November 30) and some 20Spec things too. I also played around with a new toy that I think will be very helpful in my writing. I can’t wait to keep working with it!
So perhaps 50,000 was a bit too much for me again this year. I do however want to get as high as I can with this project this month so going to try for at least half a NaNo or 25,000 words. I’m already almost half way there. lol
See you soon.