Today is the final day of NaNoWriMo - that beast of a challenge writers put themselves through to write 50,000 words in a single month. If you write every day, this comes out to be 1,667 words each day. If, however, you are like me, you might skip a few days here and there. This year I have gotten farther than I ever have before! As of this morning I am at 44,941 words - meaning I only have 5,059 words left to write! EEK! The only thing is, I waited until the last day. Now I am staring down the barrel of today needing to write more than 5,000 words in order to accomplish the goal I set for myself.
I would like to say this is a wake up call and I need to do better at staying on task (all true), but the reality is that I am a procrastinator. I always have been. The fact I have gotten further along this year than any other is attributed to the fact that my day to day job is writing. I am one of the lucky ones that can do what I love day in and day out. Honestly, I should have a lot more words written because this is my job. But the truth is, life does not always go according to your plan or schedule.
What I am taking away from today is the fact that I have much to work on to hone my craft and business. There are many things I am just now learning - and that's okay. I am also learning forgiveness - of myself for not always hitting a target, for getting distracted, for being a mom and wife. Because the truth of the matter is, I have continued to work toward my goal, even if I was a bit behind at times.
So this means I am a little behind on posting those *amazeballs* recipes I promised and Horatio gave me a nasty glare last night when I chose to flip through Facebook instead of writing just a little more on my newest novel. But I still have the chance today to meet my November writing goal - I just have to put my nose to the grindstone and write.
Which means...I get to go have coffee! 😊