Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Walking with my muse

I didn't make my word count goal last week.

I'm owning it right off the top of this post, because a) I'm late with my muse avatar and b) I promised myself I wouldn't sugar coat the truth with excuses. So here goes: Not only did I not meet my word count goal, I am 8,995 words short. Yikes!

Which means, I have 18,585 fresh words to write this week to catch up. And since my "Monday" muse avatar blog is posting on a Tuesday, I'm not off to the greatest start.

If it was November, I'd be panicking right now, or maybe even tossing in the towel. November is, of course, National Novel Writing Month and I always begin with good intentions, throwing down the gauntlet of personal challenge that I won't stop writing until I've hit 50,000 words. How hard can that be?


I'm not whining. I'm one of those lucky people that gets to do what they love. I just need to accept that I've set a tough goal this year - 500,000 words - and it's going to take some effort. This past week was busy, and the weekend even busier. Life happens. Time to get over it and move on.

Yes, I need to pound out some serious words this week to catch up. And I may not actually do it. But it's February, which means I have nine and a half months to make up those words, a few thousand or even hundred one week at a time.

Who knows, maybe I'll pick up the slack in November, and actually complete the 50,000-word novel? Huzzah! Whatever happens, I'm not giving up just because I'm - gulp - 8,995 words behind the 8-ball. I won't abort the mission.

Unlike my muse avatar this week. What the heck is Daryl doing? I'm relieved The Walking Dead is back, but this episode kind of kicked me in the gut. Damn drama.

I may not agree with Daryl's decisions right now, but I am a fan of Norman Reedus. Hopefully by next week's episode of The Walking Dead, we'll both be back on track.

Have a great week.

- Dawn

The Book In My Bag Today: Your Heart Belongs to Me, Dean Koontz

2013 Resolutions Stats

Word count: 2,635 (short 8,995 for week - not a great week)
Total words to date for 2013: 46,702

Total pounds lost: 3
Total pounds lost to date for 2013: 15

Books Completed (reading): 1
Total books read to date for 2013: 4

Movies Watched: 0
Movies watched to date in 2013: 4

Pamper Moment: Red Lipstick. For those who know me, yeah, I know. Weird. I was just inspired one day.

Calendar worthy pictures: 1 - I think. It might need a second opinion

1 comment:

  1. I'm sure Daryl's hiatus from the group is only temporary. They're sure going to need him back when Rick finally loses it for good.