Yeah. Not doing well so far.
I had a bit of a reversal at the beginning. For the past few months I had been determined to write Sirens this month, and had even worked on a treatment for it to help me through. Then at WFC someone suggested something that I thought was completely brilliant, and I decided to do that instead. So November 1 was spent on that Other Idea, which I quickly realized had historical elements I didn’t know anything about and could not make up. On November 2 I went back to Sirens.
I don’t know what it is about procrastination, or avoidance – Brain wants to work on anything *but* Sirens right now. I got quite a lot of editing done on And If They Have Not Died, They Are Living Still yesterday, which is great – I mean, I was really stuck, and it was a relief to finally fix a problem that had been nagging at me for the past two weeks. I guess there’s nothing better to unstick an obstinate brain than giving it something else it should be doing instead.
I am plowing ahead. Virtually all of my Writing Buddies are kicking my ass, with double my word count or more. I shall not let this trouble me.
I hope everyone else’s NaNoWriMo has started smoothly and proceeds apace. Good luck!