As I mentioned last night, I finished a draft in 16 days. Which is, if I say so myself, a marvelous achievement.
But... There are still 18k words left before I can win NaNoWriMo and when I woke up, I started thinking. What would it matter if I started on another story? 50k is 50k, right?
So yeah, I'm going to dust off a story I put on the shelf long ago.
Unlike before, though, I won't be pushing as hard, because I can feel something lurking that I don't like.
Fatigue. I'm feeling tired, even though I want to continue writing, so I'll just go on at a somewhat relaxed pace and see how far I get. Especially since this story isn't nearly as ripe in my mind as the one I finished had been. This might be much slower going, but hey, I'll have more than I did before.
Do you also slow down when you feel fatigue coming on?
There you go - start another project!ReplyDelete
When i feel fatigued by a project, I put in some work on another. I alwyas have a few things going at once. Keep on writing!ReplyDelete
Wow! I'm really impressed by how much you've gotten done. Good luck on the next book.ReplyDelete
I can only write efficiently for a certain amount of time each day, and then only when I'm at my sharpest, which is in the morning. Anything I write in the afternoon is like pulling teeth and usually has to be thrown out. I can't write under pressure and that's why I would never do NaNoWriMo. But I'm glad it works for some people. Keep up the good work, Misha!ReplyDelete
Good Lord, that's a lot of writing. If writing is going well, it energizes me, so I can usually keep going. It's getting started that's the problem.ReplyDelete
Hey Misha, starting another project is a great idea!ReplyDelete
I wish I could finish a draft in 16 days.ReplyDelete
I agree with you - writing is writing, as is word counts. Go for it, but don't tax yourself or you might end up getting sick. Take care. :)ReplyDelete