Yesterday I made an update on my author Facebook page that read:
NaNoWriMo Day 4: Don't stalk the daily word count & don't let it stalk you! JUST KEEP WRITING.
If you have participated or are currently signed up for NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) then you know exactly what I am talking about. Your daily goal is 1,667 words and that word count rolls over to the next day if you fall behind and then to the next and the next.
It can be SO SCARY, but don’t stalk the daily word count & don’t let it stalk you.
Right now, I am a full day behind if I am following the recommended daily word count to stay on track of the ultimate goal of 50,000 words in November. It weighs heavy on my mind, but in actuality if I just write an extra 240 words for one week, then I would be right back on track. 240 words is shorter than this blog post – easy peasy!
We are all trying to take on this writing challenge while juggling jobs, families, and households, so don’t beat yourself up. If you can’t make the time to write 1,667 words in one sitting, then split that up into three quick writing sessions of 555 words! I bet in the time we (yes, WE. I am guilty too) spend on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, TV, TEXTING, we could be WRITING.
The moral of this blog post is JUST KEEP WRITING.
If you fall behind, it isn’t OVER. You didn’t lose. You are WINNING because you are writing.
PS: Find me on NaNoWriMo! I’m SageRA (http://nanowrimo.org/)