Once again, post NaNoWriMo letdown has cut down my writing output. It’s been nearly a month and I’ve written nary a word.
This seems to happen every time I write a huge amount every day for a month. My brain blanks out on writing and I delve into more visual and tactile creative pursuits, only coming back to the writing after a month or more.
What have I been doing in the meantime? Well, mostly crocheting a baby blanket, going to work and taking care of my daughter. Oh, and watching some really enjoyable episodes of the newer Doctor Who. (Pssst, Netflix is evil.)
We had a great writer’s group meeting Thursday night and I was all revved up to edit and get back to work on my manuscript but yesterday came and went without me so much as opening the document. Instead we got groceries, I cooked, sorted baby clothes and did a bunch of other things.
So, I am publically stating my goal. I will, by October 25th, have a finished manuscript to hand out to my writer’s group. It may not be perfect but it will be as good as I can get it in that time.
Today is September 22nd but I’m working this weekend and probably won’t get a chance to work on it until Monday so that gives me almost exactly a month. Monday will be about excising the bits I don’t feel fit and making a map of what I have yet to do. Then I will get down to work.
To mis-quote Edison, success is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration.