Yesterday was a very successful day in drafting Obscure Origin. I wrote 2,384 words. Yes, you read that correctly. Me, the person who barely writes 1k a day most of the time, wrote over 2k thanks to 2 writing sprint live streams (one at 12:30 am—I only lasted an hour, if you were wondering, and 2-hour-long one at 11:30 am). I finished the day only 1,222 words away from reaching the 5,000-word mark—my projected target for the day given I’ve set a goal of 30,000 words for April (aka 1k a day)—but I was just too tired to reach it. I hope to reach it tomorrow, and I’ll be trying every day from here on out to catch up to the linear progress of 1k/day now that I’m barely more than a “day” behind.
I have finished the first four chapters and started the fifth. Everything is much shorter than I planned, so I know that when it’s time for revisions, I’ll have to beef up a lot. As it stands now, however, I’m very satisfied with what I’ve written and am still optimistic about this Camp NaNo (even if I don’t meet the 30k goal by April 30th).
When I’m feeling down, I just remind myself that I’m doing this while taking 5 university classes that are barreling very quickly towards the end of the semester (which means final papers, projects, and exams—a lot of work).
Have you ever slept past your alarm? Did you miss an important event because of it?