I’ve been asking myself this question a lot lately. It’s not as if I get paid for it, have to do it, or can’t write unless I do it in a frenzied way. And really my world will still be intact if I don’t do it.
Stressing myself so flippin’ much about it?
I. Don’t. Know.
Really, I’m not sure why I’m putting so much pressure on myself to hit the 50,000 word mark. Maybe I’m just not into nanowrimo this year. And that – I’m realizing – is fine.
As long as I have my own goal for writing and I meet that goal than, I’m good.
Another answer is that I think it’s like a Thanksgiving dinner situation. I’ve put too much on my plate and there is no way I can effectively finish all of it without feeling stressed in some way. Of course at dinner it would be my pants feeling the stress, but I think you figured that out already. 😉
Think with your heart, understand with your mind and remember to play like your five again. Have a great day.
WOTE = Write One Thing Everyday.
A writing experiment for myself (aside from the whole nanowrimo thing lol) writing one thing everyday means to handwrite something. Write in a journal/notebook/, on a napkin, envelope, back of your hand…etc.
I found myself losing focus while writing. My mind skipping ahead to chapter two even though I was still typing chapter one. So I thought I’d try something to help me slow and just breathe for a minute before writing.
Here’s what I’m doing:
1. Getting back morning Meditations and a kind of meditating through movement in the afternoons.
2. Easing back on the coffee.
3. Walking more outside, not on a treadmill.
4. Writing in a journal before slamming away on the keyboard.
Simple things that so far have been good for me. I’ve only been at it for about three days (not counting the weekend because I’m only doing this M-F) though so it’s probably too early on to decide anything definite. lol
Now if I can only get the one thing to be about the nanowrimo work in progress…….
What method do you use for focusing?