Getting Geared Up

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Well it’s almost here, November 1st. I’ve got my story planned, characters profiled. (Well, as much as I can before I start writing) Everything is set up in Scrivener. I’ve even done scene descriptions for the first two chapters. My wife is very supportive and understands I’ll be pounding the keys more than normal. So I’m all ready to rock and then-

I’ve just found out I now have to travel 270 miles for a meeting on the 31st October then spend most of that day in a meeting. Then I spend the next morning (1st of November) in same meeting and have to return 270 miles home. There doesn’t seem to be a lot of writing time in that scenario so I may have to miss the first day¬†altogether, which is very frustrating. Sadly I can’t get out of the meeting, so it looks like I’ll be playing catch-up even before I start.

I suppose this is the price we pay for working full-time and writing in the times between eating, sleeping and generally having a life. It’s a juggle I know but I’m really determined to reach the 50,000 words by the end of November, even though I’ll immediately lose a day.

See you at the other end and good luck to everyone else who’s joining me.

1 thought on “Getting Geared Up

  1. It is tough working full-time and participating in NaNoWriMo, but I think you’ll be fine. You can play catch-up on the weekend and maybe even get in some bonus words. This year, I plan to write extra on the weekends in hopes of making my work week a little less stressful. Good luck to you!

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