I’m participating in the July Camp NaNoWriMo challenge. My goal is to write 10,000 words of a non-fiction project by July 31. As of today, I’ve written approximately 2,500 words. That probably seems like a lot of words to some people, but not to me.
The project isn’t going as smoothly as I thought it would. I have an explanation, not an excuse, as to the reasons why. For one thing, sometimes real life gets in the way of good intentions. For another, sometimes everyone needs a break from the regular routine.
I was out of the house doing errands on Monday and Tuesday afternoons. Then I stayed up much too late last night reading a book that I’d planned to download to my Kindle, but fortunately found at the library. After I finally put the book aside, I was distracted by a, um, nearby disturbance. So I didn’t get a lot of sleep, and I’m dragging today.
I’m behind on everything, including paying attention to my other writing projects, completing household chores, and ironing T-shirts. And today, I discovered another recently published mystery novel that I must, of course, download and read immediately (yes, yet another needed break from the regular routine).
But I’m thinking positive. After all, it’s only the second week of July. I have more than enough time to write those last 7,500 words.