Something occurred to me yesterday. Two somethings, actually. First, my daily word-count seems to be all over the place. One day I’ll write four thousand words, the next I barely scrape past seven hundred, the next I write thirteen hundred. All of the place.
My next realization was: I’m ahead in my goal. In order to get to a total of 35k at the end of the month, I’m about 3-4 thousand words ahead. And because of it, I’m getting lazy. I don’t need to write as much each day because I’m ahead! And yet, at the same time, if I don’t write much that day, I feel incredibly guilty.
So, simple solution. Increase my goal. Now I have reason to write more and I’m not so far ahead, so I’m not so lazy. Great!
With my new goal of 37,500 words by the end of the month, I have to have an average of 1,210 words per day. My current average is 1,315 per day, so I’m still a little ahead, but not enough to (hopefully) let me feel lazy and fall behind.
It occurred to me, I’ll bet there aren’t very many people participating in Camp NaNo who are increasing their end goal. Probably, those changing theirs are lowering them. Hmm.
Meanwhile, I haven’t written a single word yet today. I think I’ll wait until after breakfast… Assuming my aunt actually makes enough food to be classified as “breakfast”. She never seems to remember how much of an appetite my brother and I have.