There isn’t much that is really pressing to write about, but for some reason my brain is frizzing out. You know that white noise that used to be on the tv when you can’t get a signal for a local channel or the white noise in between radio stations? Yeah, that’s how I can describe it. I’m tired, and my brain feels like an empty room wanting to fill up, but is unable to. Really, this happens every November.
Or at least every November since I started NaNoWriMo. I would be all gung ho in the first week and am usually steady in week two. Come week three, I am frizzed out. Week four is when I give up. The most I’ve ever written is just under 37k. This year… I’m nowhere near 25k. Yeah, I’m seriously behind.
I’m hoping to get some writing done tonight, but it’s difficult when my brain doesn’t want to work. I’m not one of those free writers when I am writing fiction. At least not completely. There is some free writing involved, but mostly my heart and mind have to be in sync when I am writing fiction. I have to be and know my characters. Which is hard when you are writing, but there’s only a flatline in brain waves.
However, this doesn’t mean that I haven’t accomplished something. My plan of attack was a smart one. I finished a short story, am only five chapters away from finishing that novella, and I have the first two chapters of the Succubus story. Honestly, I’m proud of myself. I have another short story going on too. That one is close to halfway finished. So, if I finish my novella by tomorrow night (which I can feasibly do), I will have only have two more projects to work on.
The short story will take a little less than a day. And Lace, the Succubus story, has been planned for six more chapters. I also have two more prompts for short stories that are due next year. Yeah, I’m pretty positive I’ll at least be more productive this time around than before.
Shoot, from the first short stories that I’ve worked on for this, I’ve actually found characters that I would want to revisit in the future. One is from a previous NaNoWriMo. The other is completely different. I wasn’t even thinking of making it a possible future story, but hey, cool beans. It probably won’t get published for the literary journal I wrote it for, but it gave me characters and a world I want to keep around.
All in all, even though I’m not going to make the 50k (at least I’m not confident in it), I have done more than I would have if I didn’t do this. Now, I should get back to writing… I’m hoping to get chapter 8 of the novella done tonight at the least.