I've fallen a little behind on my novel the last few days. It has nothing to do with my novel — no writer's block or anything — and everything to do with my time (or lack thereof).
On Wednesday, I had a very full day, very little of which involved working. I spent an hour in the morning driving back and forth to the barn and taking Panama's blanket off. Then I had lunch with my mom and sister, and spent the rest of the afternoon with my mom. By the time evening rolled around, I hadn't gotten any of my regular work done, let alone my novel! And while that is one of the things I love about freelancing — being able to change my schedule around when needed — it did mean that I had to spend my evening working on client projects rather than my own.
Yesterday was supposed to be my catch-up day, but it didn't turn out that way, for reasons I don't quite understand. It was the perfect day for it — it was supposed to snow (it didn't, or at least not very much), so I planned to stay inside all day and work. Ha! It took me all day to get done what should have taken a few short hours. I just don't know what happened!
I did get a little done on my novel last night — but, I'm afraid, only a little. As in, 700 words, putting me at a grand total of 15,785 for the month — just over 4,000 words shy of where I should be at the end of tonight.
Unfortunately, I don't see today turning out much better. I was at the barn for most of the day, and while I did take my laptop and get a little work done while I was there, I didn't get done nearly as much as I should have. Therefore I still have some work to do this evening... which means, once again, not much time for working on my novel!
I hate falling behind, because there comes a point when you just know you are too far behind to catch up, and I am afraid I will reach that point within another day or two if I am not careful. How is everyone else doing? Are you meeting your goals — even if those goals aren't 1,667 words a day?
Friday, November 12, 2010
A few bad days
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