• Jared Viljoen

Day 219 - Slow progress and BIG NEWS

So, it's NaNoWriMo time again. I decided I would give it a shot. I haven't done it for a few years but, seeing as I'm in the middle of a WIP, I thought "why not?".

We are now 10 days into Nano and how am I doing?

I've only written about 300 words 🤔. The goal is 50,000. Which means I need to write an average of 2,485 words per day for the rest of the month.

It's actually pretty doable, but it's also not the greatest start. But, there's a few other things going on at the moment, so I'm not gonna be too tough on myself. As it says in the video, WE'RE PREGNANT!!! Number 5 in the litter. Something we were definitely not planning or expecting. Particularly in the middle of trying to start a business, trying to find somewhere to live, in the middle of a pandemic, while also trying to finish a novel.

But hey. Life's an adventure right? Doesn't everyone write a novel this way?

I will say that, in the eternal juggle of daily priorities, life is conspiring to push my writing out the door. Again. The push to start a business means that my brain space is not focused on writing. And brain space is pretty important when you are trying to fill a world with people that did not previously exist prior to me writing about them.

Not sure how I'm gonna find the oomph to write a few thousand words per day, but I'm a secret optimist. I'm sure I'll find a way.

Any suggestions floating around out there?


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