Word Count Wednesday: 30 Nov 2022

Good morning. Yes, it’s that time of the week again. How have you been getting on?

The best laid schemes of mice and men and all that. It came fairly clear by the end of last week that I wasn’t going finish a full NaNoWriMo word count so I thought I’d aim for a half marathon instead of the whole 26.2 miles (25,000 instead of 50k). Work, a holiday and other commitments took over though and my entire month, albeit with one day to go, amounted to 2,072. Better than nothing, I guess.

The fact is I’m struggling with motivation when it comes to writing. Sunday morning I was sat at my desk while everyone else in the house slept so I could have written but wanted to do anything else but. There’s no reason why as I have two novels on the go but when I think about carrying them on… I had some short story judging to do but even that… and I love short stories!

My head is still full of house moves (or the slowness of the sale making me concerned about the purchase, which will be my third move this year, which means a nerdy Excel spreadsheet ensuring I’ve advised everyone!). I’m sure once it’s all done – hopefully by mid-January – I’ll be able to fully relax, and the muse will return.

Being the final day of NaNoWriMo I might do some today but I may be writing just for the sake of it, which is okay to a point; it’s word down that can be sorted later but if the brain’s not there?

Do leave a comment below to share your progress, successes and otherwise, and of course anything else that’s happened to you, writing related, over the past seven days.

4 thoughts on “Word Count Wednesday: 30 Nov 2022

  1. WorldWideWalkies says:

    Aw bless you. Sometimes you just need to take a break and with so much else going on in your life, now seems like one of those moments. Sometimes, I find that after a break I return to things with renewed energy. I also have a strange gremlin in the back of my mind who rebels if I HAVE to do something…
    I haven’t written anything new this week. I completed another author interview for an Australian site and uploaded my new book to Amazon. The paperback is now live and I’m all set for the ebook to launch on 9th December. Two interviews went live this week, including one published by a journalist in Pittsburgh whom I met in Sarajevo in the summer!
    I too need to get back to writing, but I am being gentle on myself as it’s been quite a sprint to the finish with the new book. I’ve been to the depths of the, “I’m never writing anything ever again and I don’t deserve to call myself an author,” doldrums to the elation of seeing it with 5* ARC reveiws and hitting No.1 in Pet Travel and East Europe Travel on Amazon.com.
    So, it’s back to blogging!

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    • morgenbailey says:

      Interviews and blogging are writing and it sounds like you have little time for being specifically creative. I think the more pressure we put on ourselves, the less we want to do something so I’m aiming for a post-move crack on and not beating myself up for it in the meantime.

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