Heather Dudley @ Wed, 2008-11-26 11:34
This is a new thing for me. Being behind, I mean. Well, I take that back. I was behind in 2005, but let's be honest. I had a bit of a handicap: I gave birth to a baby that November 16. I did get 18k though, so I wasn't all that behind.
This year, though, my word count is woeful. As we speak, my meter stands at 30156. Turns out the demands of novelling with two small children is a lot tougher than I imagined. Moderating the forums isn't the problem... it's moderating my own kids that's the problem!
I need 19,844 words to win. For you following along at home, that means I need to write around 5,000 words a day to win.
Whew. AND I have to have Thanksgiving dinner in there somewhere. Looks like I'll be writing with one hand, eating turkey with the other. All of this while wrangling two small children (3 years and 8 months), tending the forums, cleaning the house, doing the laundry, running errands, and--
Wait. You know something? I can do this. Are you behind too? Let's cross the finish line together. I know we can do it... Drop whatever you're doing, and start writing. Even if you only manage a hundred words... that's a hundred you didn't have before.
Race you to the finish line!