Hey again, WriMos!
We’re now just over one third of the way through November. Yes, really. We are now one third done. Done with the month, that is. Not the novels. Oh, hell no, not the novels. I’m at not even close to a third finished.
Day 10 should have brought us to 16,670 words.
Oh, stop. Take a deep breath. Now let it out. Take another one. Keep going. That’s right. Oxygen good, panic bad.
I’m at 12,000.* In case you’re not good at math, that’s over 4,000 words behind. Way over 4,000. Please. Tell me I’m not the only one. Or tell me I am. Tell me you’re way ahead, or just right on schedule and that it is possible to write so much in so little time (I’ve always thought Chris Baty was just playing a huge joke on everyone…)
What have your ten days brought you to?
Now before I spend any more time writing words that don’t count towards the 50,000 (this post is almost 250 hundred words that could have been a nice intro to Chapter 5!) I’m going to disconnect, tell my friends to change their wireless password, and curl up on the couch with some tea and a blank word document for my next chapter.
But here’s my one tip for the day, before I run off to catch up: Don’t look at today as one third gone but two thirds still to go. There is time yet!
*Ok, ok, it’s 11952… thought it would make me feel better to round up, but I just felt guilty.