I MADE IT!
Sorry for the screaming, but I’m pretty darned pleased. If you’d asked me a week ago, I would have been sure I wouldn’t make it. I just didn’t have any fire left in me. I was distracted, dismayed, and generally dissastisfied. But that’s why challenges like this work for me. I simply can’t stand not meeting that commitment. If I begin to say to myself that it’s impossible, then I begin to work harder.
So many times this month I wanted to give up and work on a more fun, exciting, easier, [insert adjective here] project. I had a bright, shiny new idea that I wanted to tackle. I had a release, and another in the upcoming month. I had website pages to update, reviews to hunt down, kids getting out of school….
You name it — I had an excuse for it. But the challenge kept me on track.
Almost 10K in two days to finish. My wrists held up pretty good (although they may be sore tomorrow) — but I’ve been sleeping in my splints all month to be safe. The story isn’t finished, either, so I guess this craziness continues into June. However, I sort of wrote myself into a hole today, and I need to decide whether to continue down this path or not. Lilias learned some key information “too early” for my plot, so now I’ve got to decide what changes, or if it’s feasible to keep her in the dark. I like having smart characters that act — and not stupid characters that sit around waiting for someone to give them a clue — so I think I’ll be tweaking my stupid outline yet again.
No rest for the weary! Anybody up for a JuNoWriMo???