So, the two weeks of my writing group’s little NaNo Boot Camp have finished, and well… I think we can safely say that I’m not quite ready for NaNo in November! I didn’t manage to write 21,000 words in two weeks, although I wasn’t too far off.
It’s possible that I would have hit the target, had the tiny tyrant not decided to have a few evenings of not going to sleep until it was so late that I struggled to squeeze any words out. With that in mind, I don’t see how I could manage to do NaNoWriMo, since I can’t see her having a full month of going to bed in a reasonable time.
Still! This is more words than I would have written in these two weeks normally, so I still consider it a win! I’m now in the final part of my latest story, and I’m quite looking forward to writing the end game. I just hope this tired mum-brain hasn’t forgotten some plot thread somewhere and left it hanging!
Next week, I’m hoping to get into some sort of routine/posting schedule on this new blog. But, knowing me, that won’t happen. See above paragraph. Tired mum-brain and routines/schedules don’t mesh well.
Chaos. I’d say I thrive in it, but it’s more of a necessary survival strategy at this point. How other writing parents get anything done, I honestly do not know. But then, I also do not know how any parent gets anything done ever. So, there’s that. (Told you this wasn’t the blog of a put-together mum who has all her ducks in a row. I lost my ducks a long time ago, and if I’m lucky, I might find one chewed up behind the couch in the future.)