Good morning, Campers!
How are you on this fine day? I’m not doing so well…
So, I had every intention of going home last night and banging out 1600 words to get me back on track. And then I decided to watch a YouTube video while I ate supper. This was a mistake.
I have a problem that once I start doing something, like watching tv or playing Candy Crush on my phone, I have a very hard time stopping to do something else. No matter how much I know I want to do the other thing or how much I want to do it. I can’t get my brain to switch tracks.
Thus at 8:30, I had watched several hours of pointless YouTube videos and I was exhausted so I told myself I would get up early and write in the morning.
Which also didn’t really happen. Mostly when I tried to sync Scrivener between my laptop and my iPad, I lost the 900 words I wrote on Tuesday. They’re gone. And now I have to recreate them, which means I’m now almost 3500 words behind where I should be at this point.
Any other year, I would have given up now. I would have decided that the fates were against me and there was no point in continuing. I would have gone dark on the Camp Nano site and never spoken of this doomed project again. But I’m not falling for it this year. It’s only Day 5. I can bounce back from this. I can still make this Camp a success.
Tonight, I am going to write. Even if it’s only 40 words. I’m going to get something down on paper. Tomorrow I am going to dedicate chunks of time between laundry and errands and cooking to getting caught up.
So, if you’re behind or ready to give up, consider sticking it out. We’re in this together and I promise you can do this! If you need motivation or a pep talk, comment below!