Today I had great plans! I was getting an earlier start! I was going to surge ahead with my word count! This was going to be the day to remember! But things didn’t quite go as planned. Okay, they pretty much didn’t go the way I had hoped at all. It wasn’t a bad day – just a bad NaNo day. I did manage to pick up another 1000 or so words, which brought my total up to 4400; 600 shy of my goal.
Which brings me to today’s nugget of NaNo wisdom – if you have a bad NaNo day, press on tomorrow. Don’t let it discourage you. You have a life, and writing is part of that life. But so are other things. And those other things just will not agree to leave for the month and come back in December. Balance (or a perseverance in carving out a chunk of time) is a must. But if one or two days are unbalanced, return the next day and regain your balance. That is all. I’m off to write!