Heh. So. Nano final count ended up ~29k for the month. I’m actually okay with this, though. I know I can write fast. It’s writing quality that matters to me right now. I have too many old trunk novels. I want ones I can shine up now.
I think it’s a combination of things. I had a LOT of distractions this month. I found there was a ~3 hour space in the morning and a ~2hr space at night where words would happen. This would have worked well, except it was like people had a 6th sense to know when I opened my file. IMs, texts, shouts from the next room, etc. It almost never failed, and once I’m interrupted, it took ~20-30 minutes to get back on task. I also had a lot of research I didn’t anticipate before hand. Some of it I did, but I thought it would be easy enough to do a two second google, and then jump back in. Yeah, no. Add in several cloudy, sleepy days, and I fell behind… And never really caught the energy to catch up, despite my best intentions. I sure as hell am not writing 20k and change today. It’s just not happening. I don’t have the energy, nor the focus.
Plus I decided I want to read more before the end of the year.
So, modified goals for December:
1.Keep up on crits/internships. So far I have 2 novels to crit confirmed for December, a couple chapters of something else to read, and bouncing of a few scenes hopefully in there somewhere with one other person. Plus probably 2 or 3 books for the internship. I did find out I was making my job harder than it needed to be when they sent us all more specifics about what they wanted, so these are now a LOT less time consuming than they had been.
2. Finish SW. (Yes, I know, this is going to make KT squeefit)
2b. If done with SW before the month is out, do an edit pass on it. I want to send this out to the first round betas in January.
3. Keep working on Top Hat. Get to 50k, minimum.
4. Job. Seriously universe, I want money again damnit!
5. Get to a total of 150 books+ for the year. Bonus points if I can do so without counting the ones I’m critting/internship. (This would mean reading 47-59 books in December!)
Can I do it all?! We’ll see!