Friday, November 12, 2010

A few bad days

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?


Lori said...

My goals? My goals this quarter aren't going to be met. But I'm okay with it as long as next quarter has more potential. Earnings went in the toidy when I had surgery, took a vacation, and hosted houseguests. That sucked up three and a half weeks of earning time. Oy.

Forget NaNo for me this year. Thankfully my goal was to start something, which I did do. Finishing is completely out of the question. :)

Katharine Swan said...

Writing that pays has to come first! I haven't gotten much done myself the last few days. I might still be able to catch up, but not at a terribly comfortable pace. We'll see. My main goal is to finish my novel this year, but right now that's not looking very likely, either, unless I get a handle on this ASAP!


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