30 Days of NaNoWriMo: Day 4

Day 4:  And the calendars reflected of the wisdom of the crowd for today is

You’re not stealing Facebook statuses you’re paying homage

  • Target for the day, get to 6667 words
  • Current word count 3432 words

Its the weekend, the time of rest, recuperation, and juggling the hell out of your social life trying to get some words down in a desperate desire not to fall further behind… All the while hoping you’re not going to get called out to work as it’s your on-call weekend…

Okay maybe that last bit is just me, but the weekend experience is one most NaNoWriMo writers hit at some point, and generally if you’re doing this for the first time it comes as a bit of a shock. It’s the weekend, you probably don’t have work, surely its easier to find time to write, right? For some perhaps, this is even true but I suspect a lot of us hit the ‘first-weekend wall’ and suddenly it gets a whole lot harder to find even a couple of hours to hammer out words on the computer.

This is one of the reasons I like to try and get ahead, banking a few hundred words at least to avoid falling behind on a weekend. Loved ones want your time, and are a lot less understanding of that mad hobby of yours, because it doesn’t matter how you think of all this, to them its a hobby… You can just take the advice of William Goldman…

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But be prepared for the kickback from friends and family on that one, and if you’re not spending time doing what you would normally do on a weekend you might have to… There are however other ways. Get your backside out of bed early and write for a couple of hours on a morning. Steal a couple of hours at the end of the day. Or, and I do not recommend this… sleeping tablets and a hot chocolate for your partner around seven o’clock… Or just keep the document open on your computer and find ten minutes here, and a half hour there. All the while doing your best to make time for those you should be, and with luck, they will make time for you to write in return…

Or just get yourself ahead through the week and have a few words in the bank… Which is always my prefered plan (Damn you Goldfrapp…)

In case you haven’t worked it out I am still behind, and Facebook doesn’t have a single status worth stealing… Grrr…

 

Anyway, a happy weekend to everyone, and hopefully you’re all further down the road than I and can take a bit of downtime to keep those sails in the wind…

Adios for now.

Mark

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