1290 words today. Started late again. Long day. I was tired and I was writing about theatre and representation in other media and it’s probably too heavy a subject to be writing about on a Friday night after a long week. I struggled to get to 1290 and after a couple of hours, I figured it wasn’t going to get any better. I decided to be OK with today’s output, get some rest, do what I have to do tomorrow, and then come back strong again in the afternoon or evening. In previous years, I might have decided I had to get past 2000 words, as I had the past couple of days, or at least to 1667. But this time around, I let myself off the hook for the night. NaNo isn’t a sprint and it’s perfectly fine to have leaner days behind the word processor. I can make up for today down the line, should I need to. Hey, I should be a writing coach.
I did not write the poem today. I have to catch up on that later, for sure.
What helped today:
- Deciding when to pack it in.
- The walk I took earlier. Helped me to decide what I wanted to write about.
- Finding my copies of several of my favorite books on writing and theatre. I was also able to pile them in the living room near my other books and notebooks and it wasn’t an issue.
What I discovered today:
I enjoy playing Destiny before a writing session.
I need to buy two or three new bookshelves at some point.
What was today’s listening?
Mostly 70’s and 80’s soul, 90’s Jazz fusion and Acid Jazz.