So, this update is about a week late, and I’m currently about a week behind on my writing. Yikes! (My Week 3 update should be posted tomorrow – and I swear, I’ll post something non-WriMo related in July, if not sooner!)
Week 1 was inspiring and fun, but it all started to fall apart during Week 2. Maybe it’s because I started back to work at my summer job (at a grocery store deli and sandwich shop). I graduated at the beginning of May and I took my sweet time getting back behind the deli counter. That allowed me lots of time at the beginning of June for writing. But I’ve just finished working 8 days in a row and it just ate up all of my free time. I would get up in the morning, get ready for work, work from 10am till 7pm, and come home to veg out in front of the TV for a few hours before going to bed. I really don’t know how actual professional people with families and responsibilities manage to do anything that could even remotely be considered fun.
But maybe my suddenly full schedule was only part of the problem. After all, I could have written for an hour each night instead of watching yet another episode of Say Yes To The Dress. I guess I was a bit burnt out after writing over 15,000 words in Week 1. I had two days with no writing at all, and my other days had low word counts. I was still enjoying my story, but my writing was slowing down so much, I was probably averaging 500 words an hour. And I didn’t have the energy to write for longer than that.
Thankfully, I had a head start going into Week 2, so I was able to stay ahead of where I should have been on the word count (shown in white). And… I hit the 25,000 word mark! I’m half way there! What a confidence booster!
Unfortunately, my decreasing word count carried into Week 3. Stay tuned to find out if I managed to turn it around, or just continued to fall further behind!