AFTER NaNoWriMo 2014: Merry Christmas (Eve)!

Wonderful things about Xmas:

  • Eggnog
  • Family
  • Kids running around
  • Bright sparkly lights
  • Candy galore
  • Surprising presents for family
  • Doctor Who Christmas Special!
  • Sparkling cider
  • Some variety of delectable food
  • Wrapping paper fights

Less fortunate things about Xmas:

  • No time to write
  • No desire to write
  • No silence to write
  • An odd relative will inadvertently ask the (unintentionally soul-crushing) question of “How’s the ‘writing’ thing going?”

I’ve hit a bit of a slow patch, and I’m questioning my ability to finish my book by the new year. With less than a week until 2015 knocks down my door, my lofty goal of finishing the book by the new year is seeming unattainable.

I’m feeling a bit worn out, a bit stretched thin.

How hipsters, elves, and writers stretch.

Writing The Nameless Queen is an adventure to explore and provides curious fun to receive real time feedback as I write it.

Yet, I don’t want to shoot myself in the foot by trying to rush to the ending. Sure, I’m already at 85k with 1/4 of the story line left to go. But the end will soon be in sight, and I know I will make it there.

Maybe I’m trying to give myself an Xmas present, but I don’t want to be too hard on myself for not finishing it like I had promised. Here’s the skivvy: I stuck to words per day routine more or less, and if I get to 100k by Jan 1, then I’ll have extended my fast-tracking writing pace through an entire month after November ended. And that’s good! It should be commended!

Even if I don’t reach my goal, I’m still working. As long as I’m not giving up, I haven’t failed.

Next: AFTER NaNoWriMo December 2014: 4 Days Left!

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