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NaNo: Day the Twenty-First

I just hit my 40k-by-Friday-night goal! Only 10,000 more words with nine days left to do it. I don't feel like I have anything left in me for this story, but I'm going to write those last 10k one way or another. I'm so close!

My weekend goal will be to make myself write each day, even if it's just a little. I'll tell ya though, getting just 200 words down on the page has never seemed so trying (well, except that nasty writer's block episode earlier in the year, maybe.) I'm so glad I made my goal tonight, but I feel like I've been fighting myself tooth and nail the last three days to do it. I'm mentally exhausted.


I'm also beginning to worry that I'll be so done when this is over that I won't write for an indeterminable amount of time. It's not too concerning though - I always come back. Writing is my calling and I know that. And whether or not that happens, I'm definitely coming away from this experience with new knowledge about myself as a writer and I plan on making NaNoWriMo a yearly tradition.

I hope everyone else doing NaNo is finding knowledge and satisfaction in their progress. Feel free to rant, rave, and/or comment about your progress. Also, is anyone else fearing a brief burnout?


PJ Hoover said...

You'll never want to stop writing! No burnout for you!

Jill Wheeler said...

I'm fearing burnout. After quitting NaNoWriMo at 45k last year, I'm dreading this last week. I've got 43k right now. I have an ending in mind. I just can't seem to get it out because it won't be as good as what is in my mind. Oh, well. First draft, right? Get writing!!

Sheri Perl-Oshins said...

Yay! That's awesome, reaching 40 K. I'm def burned out at 26K. I need a break. I need to feed my brain with fresh air and sights and sounds. I need to sleep! I have been fighting this cold all month, it seems and I just can't shake it... So, I know exactly how you feel. But you are so close. You can't quit now.