I cannot believe it is already the fourth Saturday of NaNoWriMo. The weeks have gone so fast and unfortunately, I have been so preoccupied that I have let my writing fall by the wayside. I am now 8000 words behind which I can probably recoup but I just have absolutely no motivation. I have not written since Monday. On Tuesday, I had an exam but I spent the whole morning on pinterest instead of working on my NaNo or studying; on Wednesday, I was packing up my dorm room and moving home and even though I was back by mid-afternoon I was so tired I did absolutely nothing for the rest of the day; on Thursday I had work which would almost be an excuse if I had not finished and been home by 4pm but again I proceeded to do nothing. Friday. Oh, Friday. Friday was a right off. For no reason at all except that I really couldn’t be bothered. Which is terrible. The last four days have, writerly speaking, been abysmal. I also completely forgot about WIPpet Wednesday this week. So yeah, that is how NaNo is going for me. Hopefully the rest if you have slightly more motivation and will power. I will say though, the amount I have written (over 30,000 words) is more than I could have hoped for. I thought I would give up within a week and while I may have lapsed, I have most definitely not given up.
Now, onto today’s main business, an excerpt from the notebook:
How to Stay Sane: Advice from those who Know what Not to do. <– title of a self-help book perhaps?