Hello, Readers! Welcome back to my chaotic life.
If you’ve followed this blog for any length of time you know that I was close to finishing off NaNo last week and if you are on my Facebook author page you know as of Friday afternoon, I made my fifty thousand word mark.
It was a fantastic day as also that night we had a movie date for the new Fantastic Beast movie for the hubby man’s work. Which was a lot of fun in itself.
Anyway, I decided to take the weekend off and relax. I’d had a horrible anxiety attack on the morning of Saturday that left me nearly crippled for the day. All of the pressure that I apply to myself with finishing not only NaNo, but the novel. Plus Thanksgiving and the hubby man’s birthday all added up and I lost it a bit.
I think I wrote like one thousand words this weekend just to fiddle around a bit, but mostly I spent the time with the hubby man. He did spend yesterday rearranging our house ready for our tree to go up on Friday, which was fun. I forget how much I love it when the furniture moves in the house. To me it is like opening a window in an old building, it kind of washes away the old and stale feel to a place.
Anyway, I am so proud of myself for making NaNo goal. However, that being said, I have noticed it has become so much harder to keep pushing myself to finish the novel. I knew when taking on the task of NaNo that my book would need an additional forty thousand words upon the fifty. Since winning NaNo…I’ve really struggled to sit down and finish it off. Not because I have no love for the project. That isn’t it at all.
Instead, I think it is the relief of finishing NaNo. I accomplished a goal for myself of winning for the first time in a long time. Now, I need to set the new goal of finishing the second book in the series. That may take some times, but regardless I will still be sitting down to grind it out. Some days may just be easier than others.
Still, I look forward to finishing it up and seeing where the slight turn I added in a few chapters ago will continue to take me.
Until next time, remember to L.O.L. (Live it, Own it, Love it) or it isn’t worth doing.