Daily Writing Check-in: April 4, 2019

Words/Time:  30 minutes working on the new outline of “The Seeger Book.”

I did less outlining and more thinking today. A little bit of writing out some broad notes as I try to still figure out what I’m missing in the big empty end of act 2/beginning of act 3. I don’t know why this is giving me so much trouble. Maybe because I don’t really have a sub-plot. Maybe because a murder-mystery is just so outside of my wheel house. I just don’t know.

I made a decision to lighten the load for Camp NaNoWriMo. I wanted to set my daily time goal higher than what it’s been outside of camp, but I don’t think I can remotely keep up with my planned pace of an hour a day. Considering that I have only hit that 1 day so far, and it was very difficult to do, this just isn’t the month to push myself. The last few days, I told myself that surely things with my job will get better later in the month and it’ll be easier to get the writing in, and even get caught up. But if by then, I’m 10 hours (or more) behind, I just don’t see it happening. And frankly, it might still get harder before it gets better. I don’t want to burn myself out. And though winning Camp NaNo isn’t even as big of a deal to me as winning NaNoWriMo proper, I at least want to have a chance. So I decided that even just hitting the same 30 minutes per day that I was hitting before the work saga began would be a win for me this month, and I cut my goal in half.