Required words: 1,666
Target total: 23,333
Actual words: 2,049
Overall words: 37,255
A mixed bag of a day overall. The morning was phenomenal that I spent with my fellow writer and friend, her second book is out today! Yay! And the first is free right now, so if you love urban fantasy / paranormal romance, give her a leg up and download it. After some quality socializing (and talking shop. We’re not artistes, we’re writers who see their intellectual property as business. I can’t talk for her, but I generally see myself for as an entertainer, anyway). Went to get lunch afterwards, duck with veggie rice, at my favorite restaurant, wrote a bit there–and then fell into a deep, dark emotional hole. Crawled back home and snuggled in bed with the evil black cat, felt pretty wiped–until at around 8pm I get a second wind and wrote another 1.1k words to at least reach the NaNoWriMo requirement. Skipped out of a marketing webinar for that, but might catch the replay tonight where I can skip ahead to the good parts. You wouldn’t believe how much crap is getting sold to us Indie publishers to get the job done, although this one was a good one for once. Still. I don’t have $750 lying around to invest in a marketing course that might or might not help me sell more books. But next time I can’t write, I might set out and do some heavy duty marketing research. Let’s hope the muse keeps kissing me because I really don’t want to do that!
Home sweet home, I’m in the office again today, weather is nice but cold outside. The fridge is here! As is the new lamp. I can now enjoy refrigerated goods that I can not just eat, but also see while I’m eating them! Welcome to the 21st century.
Today is the halfway point of NaNoWriMo, and so far I have to say, I’m doing better than I was afraid but I’m still behind my absolutely fantastic plan. Pretty happy with the progress so far. If it wasn’t for Netflix releasing Punisher and Longmire this weekend, I might even finish the book by Sunday. I need inspiration, and there are few things I hunger for like binge watching quality TV, so I might take the weekend off from 12 hour writing sprees. Might still get some words in, and probably some exercise, too, but 2-3 days delay won’t make a difference. But damn, 37k words in 14 days and I still feel like I’m not producing enough. That’s not a healthy mindset, even if I’m doing it to catch up on time lost. Still, I’m on track for top 3 most productive months of the year, and at 60k (which sounds very reasonable) it will be the most productive. Can we do NaNoWriMo ever month, please?
Anyway, I have lots of greatness to write and zombies to kill! Interspersed with some salad and swimming, because this is my life now! I was offered “comfort salad” yesterday. I’m allowed to by a little cynical.