November 11th – The Slump

November 11, 2011 by edotgdot

Day 11 of NaNoWriMo and I am in the “Second Week Slump,” according to my more experienced peers. Tempted to give up and unable to see the light, having 20-30 pages is quite an accomplishment when starting with nothing. The book so far is a mess, words hastily thrown at the page, and I was deluded to think that it would come out right the first time even though I know that first drafts are usually crap. So I am working hard to restrain my inner editor and continue to get the sentences down. Rewriting seems like an even more difficult task and I am wondering why I started in the first place. Finding more excuses not to write including: reading, TV, online research, more online research, cleaning, working out, cooking, and napping. Still, something is urging me to go forward with this project.

NaNoWriMo Progress Report
November 11, 11:37am
13,055 words  

 


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