NaNoWriMo Day 29

The Words: 854 words written today. I realized this evening that I was only writing because I felt like I had to. I had set myself a goal for 100,000 words by the end of the month, and I felt like a failure if I couldn’t reach it. I’m still not thrilled about the idea of letting that goal go, and I may drive myself crazy tomorrow telling myself I should be writing. Maybe I’ll really push for it tomorrow, but I had to make the decision today that I’d only do that if I felt like it, not because I thought I had to. It’s an arbitrary goal, and I’ve already won NaNo whether I make that or not. But it’s been making me feel stressed because things have been more hectic than usual lately with special activities to do, holidays (though that was planned for in advance at least) and a sick kid. So I’m giving myself permission to fall short.

My main goal is to try to get the climax written completely, so I don’t leave that hanging at least (and yes, I jumped to the climax, though I wasn’t actually there in my writing yet).

The Story: Jonathan is confronting the person who is behind everything that’s been going on. He’s starting to realize how much this person has pulled strings for years now. He doesn’t know why yet. (I have no idea how Jonathan got out of jail, but I know he needs to.)

Total word count: 92,385

Don’t forget to check out today’s NaNoToons if you haven’t already: 2015 – November 29th

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2 thoughts on “NaNoWriMo Day 29

  1. You definitely shouldn’t feel guilty with everything that you’ve already accomplished! I too feel pressured to finish my novel today, but if it doesn’t happen that’s okay because it’ll be done soon and would never have even been started if I hadn’t decided to try NaNoWriMo this year. Be proud of what you’ve done! Good luck with getting through the climax 🙂

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    • I get to a point where I’m this weird mix of proud of myself and yet disappointed for not doing better. I’m not normally this way about other parts of my life. It’s just writing that brings it out in me. I don’t know why.

      But it’s all over now, and we both did great! December’s a time for relaxing! Even if there’s more writing or revising to do, the pace will feel relaxing compared to NaNo.

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