Sunday, November 11, 2007

(Still) In It to Win It

Despite some naysayers (I'm not naming any names, except for Nanuk) I still am knee-deep in le writing project, even skipping pre-work football today (the Bucs had a bye week, so it wasn't total torture) to do some writing. I've been pretty good about it, by my (admittedly loose) standards. But I got an "encouragement" note from Nanowrimo the other day, suggesting that this weekend we all should've hit 20,000 words. I won't say how short I am, but at the rate I'm going I'll feel pretty awesome about myself if I hit 20,000 for the month.

Despite the almost inevitable failure and disappointment, I have been learning more and more. Latest revelation: I just can't write at home. I don't know why. I just can't focus.

I was talking about this with a friend the other day -- who said she couldn't write in a bar, but can at home. I'm exactly the opposite -- Saturday morning I tried to get things done at home, couldn't -- despaired, worried. Then I went to Manuel's later in the day, and the creative juices started flowing immediately.

At least now I've got an excuse to hit the bottle.


Nanuk of the North said...

Allow this comment to offer positive words of encouragement. No snark.
Write, write, drink, write, drink, write, write.

gsdgsd13 said...

I want to get a wall hanging reading "Write, write, drink, write, drink, write, write."