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