A Bit On Being Consistent

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I want to post here every day of NaNoWriMo, if nothing else to log my progress and remind myself what it’s like to write a book.

Do you know, I stumbled across the manuscript I got 20K words into last NaNoWriMo and I had completely forgotten that I had written a single word of it.

None of it registered with me.

It was like it was written by someone else, and when I started reading through it I thought even more it was written by someone else because I couldn’t possibly write this well in some parts, could I?

Anyway, I am still not caught up, per se. I only wrote 1409 words (so far) today and I’m at a total of 4289 when I should be at 5000 by the end of today.

I keep telling myself, it’s okay, I’ll catch up tomorrow, but I probably won’t catch up tomorrow because I have plans with a friend and likely won’t get much if any writing done before I see her, which only leaves the evening if I don’t go out with my daughter.

But this is NaNoWriMo time. This is the time, if there ever was a time, to write consistently as Tony Robbins says we do, anything, consistently.

He might be a tool, but he’s right a lot of the time, you know.

So, remembering to post on WordPress when I haven’t had a proper WordPress blog in years is hard to do… but I have to do it consistently, and then it will become a habit, and habits are another thing that happen to change and shape our lives.

I have a wacky but good idea.

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It’s day two and I ask myself for a minute or two what exactly I’m doing here, what am I writing about, why did I choose this genre and this idea?

Well, because it will be fun, I tell myself.

There will probably be a meme about that in here somewhere later on.

But really, the idea I have I think is good – wacky, yes, but good.

I didn’t catch up today, but I got close, and that’s okay.

Sometimes life is hard and this was a hard day, a hard morning, and I didn’t get to writing until later in the evening when I was already mostly out of steam.

Tomorrow I plan to get up early and get to work, and when I say early, I mean like 7:15 ish. Maybe 7:30. We’ll see.

How’s your NaNoWriMo progress?

“Is anyone out there?”

“Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold.”

~ Helen Keller

This blog has gone through at least six or seven iterations by this point, so if you’re following along you might be wondering what the hell you’re doing here and not remembering who I am.

This is fine. I’m the girl that says “This is Fine” all the time and got it tattooed on her leg after getting struck by lightning, so I don’t generally like talking odds.

However.

However, my chances of winning NaNoWriMo have gone up exponentially in the years when I’ve kept a writing community around me and a daily log of my progress to keep myself going, so I’m going to do the the same thing here, for better boring or worse.

My genre for the year can be loosely called “Romantic Adventure Erotica” as I want to incorporate elements of all three, natch.

It starts with a girl washed up on an island in tattered shreds of clothing, and she’s yelling:

“Is anyone out there? Hello?”

But so far, no one is answering.

Only 869 words (so far) today with thirty ish minutes left of the first of the month.

We’ll see how far I get by tomorrow.

Are YOU participating in NaNoWriMo this year? Drop me a comment if you are, or find me there as CheneyMeaghan