October 13th, 2010

I was looking at a comparison of my writing progress for this month versus where I was during NaNoWriMo last year. What a difference a year makes. And I don't mean that in a good way. Total word count is now 12,694, which isn't bad. But that's over ten thousand words behind this month's pace and less than half my word count during last year's NaNo.

Granted, this means absolutely nothing in the long run. What surprises me is that unlike last year, I actually feel like I have a purpose this time around. Last NaNo I was pantsing it, this year I'm plotting it. Last year I had no idea where the story was going. This year I know exactly where the story is going, and even have the soundtrack music already picked out for the movie's climactic scene.

But that ain't gonna happen if I don't get my behind in gear. These books just don't write themselves, you know! So guess what I'm going to do now as soon as I submit this post? That's right! I'm going straight to bed.


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2 Responses to “And the Slump Returns”

  1. Jason says:

    Eye of the Tiger?