NaNoWriMo Update: Days 1-3

November 3, 2011 in Blogging, Novel, On Writing by pacejmiller

If I could sum up my first 3 days of NaNoWriMo 2011 in 2 words it would be: EPIC FAIL

I had planned to dedicate this entire month to writing my personal projects but, as usual, things didn’t turn out the way I expected them to.  In short, my last three days have been largely spent on job seeking and freelance related work, interviews and other errands.  I’m sure if you counted the words I wrote on work-related emails, CVs and applications it would have totalled in excess of 3000-4000 words (oh, and I did ONE blog post that took about 10 times longer to upload and arrange the photos than write the actual text).  But alas, my total NaNoWriMo word count is officially…(drum roll please)…a big fat ZERO!

In many ways this is good news.  It means I’m actually doing something worthwhile.  I didn’t expect to start looking for work so soon immediately after the big move, but I did a little bit of ground work (expecting it to take a few weeks at least to result in anything), but instead work has suddenly started coming to me.

(Un)fortunately due to certain developments I can’t slow down now on the job/work searching front.  I need to strike while the iron is hot (or in this case, before I have to start accepting/rejecting offers).

What does this mean for my NaNoWriMo challenge?  For now, my goals remain unchanged.  50,000 words.  Now in 27 days instead of 30.  I just need to pick up the pace and make up for the last few days.

I am an optimist by nature.  Or maybe just a moron.