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So, I think I've figured out a little something about how I need to go about this. Leaving the writing to the last thing at night is just plain not a good idea. Most days, it just won't happen. Last night was another good example.
I messed around all day, writing blog posts instead of writing on my story. Jogging and grocery shopping and that kind of stuff. We got home from grocery shopping pretty late in the evening, and once I'd gotten all the stuff stowed where it belonged, I meant to go into the study, sit down in front of the computer, and tap away at my story. I had to do two day's worth of writing today after all.
"Okay, kids," My wife said, "everybody upstairs, Daddy and I are going to watch a show together."
My eyebrows raised in surprise. This was news to me. When I said as much, she said, "But I haven't got to see you all week. I want to spend some time with you."
We sat down, and watched a couple of episodes of New Girl on Netflix. The episodes just played one after another, automatically starting the next one. After an hour of TV, I was without any motivation whatsoever. So I just laid there and let it continue to play.
Before I knew it, it was almost one in the morning. I was starting to wish I'd never told anyone that I was thinking of doing NaNoWriMo. I was sure I was going to hear it from several people for letting another day pass without writing.
To win NaNoWriMo you have to write 1,666 words a day for the whole month. Which meant that come Sunday, I had to write 5,000 words to catch up. That probably wasn't going to happen, but hopefully I could chip away at the deficit. I didn't want to quit, even though I'd blown it twice in a row.
One thing that I think I'm going to start doing is getting up early in the morning and writing instead of running or going back to sleep. I can run in the evening if I've done my writing. That will probably work out a lot better. We'll see how it goes.