So, this is a sorta embarrassing post.
For my second NaNoWriMo in a row, Stressful Real Life Things have ruined my routine. In the case of last November, the Stressful Real Life Thing (or SRLT) occurred towards the beginning of the month, and I was never able to get back on track. In the case of this August, the SRLT has occurred closer to the end — meaning I have at least made it to 33,000 words.
I would have to write roughly 3500 words a day for the next few days to make it to the 50,000 goal. With my full time job and ability to concentrate being hindered as it is, I really don’t think I can make it.
Which is a defeatist approach, I know. I don’t intend on dropping out of Camp NaNoWriMo altogether — I will continue to write this goddamn novel until it’s finished — but I know I probably won’t make it to NaNo. I’m trying to be realistic.
In the end, I’m disappointed, but it wasn’t something preventable. Shit happens, essentially. Though I do know that because of the SRLT, I will be able to write with more focus in the future.
Let’s see how far I get, shall we?