When I saw how late Thanksgiving was this year, I thought, hey, I might not have to worry about in regards to NaNoWriMo! In past years, I've always spent Thanksgiving weekend not writing a damn thing. In fact, in my three years previous, I think I've written maybe 800 words (if that) total during those 12 days, which is pretty sad... But generally typical. Thanksgiving is usually spent away from home at some relative's house. We do dim sum for lunch and then hot pot for dinner. And then we do Black Friday. That takes up Thursday and Friday and then the weekend is spent playing board games interspersed with video games. It's a fun time, and most of all, it's a very family time for us. And when you're with family that you haven't seen for months or weeks, or however long it's been, it's hard to sneak off for a few hours to write. So no writing is done during that time period.
Now, if the pattern holds, that means the last three days of November will be spent not working on NaNoWriMo. By my calculation, that means I'm gonna have to have about 5000 words banked up so I can get to 50,000 words. Incidentally, I have just over 5000 words over the word count that I should be at, which is a good thing. That means I have about three days worth of writing saved up. But that also means I have to make quota every single day leading up to Thanksgiving. And I already know the Wednesday before Thanksgiving will be rough since people come home that night generally. Not only that, but I'm EXHAUSTED.
I desperately want to quit and take a nap every single day. I want a day off but that's not possible. I find myself squirreling away to Starbucks for a few hours every week just so I can get more than 2000 words. It's been rough... And yesterday, I went to a write-in, wrote a fair amount, and now I'm even more exhausted because of it. But I still have to somehow get 1667 words today and tomorrow, and the next day, etc. OTL
NaNoWriMo is going to kill me.
Today is day 12, I've only written about 150 words thus far. It's been a pretty bad day... I figure I have about two and half hours of writing left. If I don't procrastinate, I should be able to get to quota. But can I not procrastinate? Especially since I'm exhausted and just want to take a nap? I have no idea...