As predicted I wrote no words on Day 9.
That was fine – I anticipated it. I had a colleague’s leaving party directly after work and spent lunchtime sorting out her card. And I had Day 10 off work, but I only wrote 823 words.
I now need to write over 2000 words a day to finish on time.
Today I spent most of the day editing videos for my upcoming Udemy courses. It has been really bothering me that I hadn’t finished them yet, so I resolved to get them all done and submit the two courses for approval by the end of this weekend.
I’ve felt torn between the two projects every day so far this month – part of me wanting to focus on NaNoReWriMo, the other part just wanting to get these courses sorted. When I write, I need to keep reading to top up my well of words, and so ideally I’d spend my spare time, when not writing, on reading, but I haven’t been able to read very much this month.
So I’m going to try to get these other projects out of the way to enable me to focus wholly on my NaNoReWriMo project. Let me know in the comments if you think this is a good idea or not! Another part of me thinks I should be able to temporarily shelve the other projects, but they’re niggling at me.