It’s week 2! And you know what happens in week 2?
The momentum you had during week 1 has started to fade. You’re past the SHINY NEW THING stage of your book and you’re into the MAYBE I SHOULD CHOP OFF MY HANDS BECAUSE THEY ARE CLEARLY WORTHLESS AT WRITING stage.
But I’m here with some advice. Push through it. Yes, it really is that simple. Just keep going. Ignore that little voice inside you’re head–it’s been compromised. Instead listen to the voices of your peers cheering you on! You can do it!
Put your butt in the chair. Go to a cafe without internet. Hell, unplug your router and hide your smart phone. Do what you gotta do to get it done.
You know why I like March Madness better than Nanowrimo? Television is on hiatus! November is sweeps month. So is February. But March? It’s reruns! That means more time to write for me!
As for my progress, last week was unfortunately a bust as people from the UK flew thousands of miles to the US to train me at my new job. That meant my lunch break (where I’ve been doing a lot of my writing/critiquing) was non-existent and I had stuff to do in the evenings. Add in my sister’s wedding in three weeks and you have my entire weekend filled with dress fittings and Matron of Honor speech-writing. But yesterday I got back on track. I revised a chapter and whipped my first page into shape for a First Page critique session with two editors tonight at the SCBWI NYC chapter.
I’m going to keep trying to do what I need to do to meet my goal. How about you?