Mirror Image: Part 1 Complete

Mirror Image has been planned in five parts – the beginning, three cycles and the ending. I especially did this so that I wouldn’t run out of things to say in week 2 or 3 of NaNo. However, I’m writing a story that is strong in my mind (and heart) and I don’t think I’ll be backing myself into a corner any time soon.

Today, even though I was extremely busy, I managed to get to the end of Part 1 and I’ve exceeded my hoped for word count, so I’m doing well.

But I have a problem…

As I predicted before I started this project, my energy levels are beginning to suffer. I’ve been careful to date to make sure I eat properly and sleep as often as I can. I’ve also made a point of trying to get my words down during daylight hours, which allows me to rest in the evening. Apart from the weekend, when I’ve been able to nap during the day, this “writing during the day” plan has worked well, except for today.

It’s only 8.30pm and I’ve reached my goal, so it’s nothing serious. I realise some people have to write well into the midnight hours and to those people I wish you all the luck in the world. Unfortunately, my health won’t allow that at the moment. Tonight, I can still go and “veg out”. But I’m worried that tomorrow will get a little bit harder and the day after that harder still.

If I can make it to the weekend, I’ll be able to recharge my batteries. I certainly intend to try my hardest. I need to stay calm and rest often. I think I can do that.

My NaNo Progess:

Today’s Word Count: 2,125

Mirror Image – 27% Complete

13,705 / 50,000

2 thoughts on “Mirror Image: Part 1 Complete”

  1. I have to commend you very highly Karen, you’re doing brilliantly. My thoughts are with you as you undergo this challenge. 🙂

    I wonder if your story topic is part of the reason you’re feeling drained. I’m glad you’re aware of your limitations and won’t allow yourself to ‘burn out’.

    All the best – keep going! 😀

  2. I had thought of that, Sasha, but then I remembered that I’ve been feeling exhausted for about two months now, so it can’t be that (not completely anyway).

    Thank you for the kind words and best wishes.


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