Today was a good day. I am writing this at 2 am, Wednesday morning, but as far as I’m concerned it might as well be Tuesday night still. So. Things have gotten done. It’s officially Thanksgiving Break here at Drake U., and I am hopeful that it will be a productive one. So far so good.

Current word count: 34,605. That’s nearly 4,000 words today; probably my best daily word count yet. Tomorrow I’m hoping for about 5,000 because I would really feel bad if I spent my entire Thanksgiving ignoring my family. Both sides, plus my intermediate family. My mother keeps telling me I have to set my priorities in order, but I do think she’d throw a fit if I chose NaNo over family. Yes, the rest of November will be a true balancing act.

There’s other demands too, the ones I put on myself. I don’t have the energy to check MSW often anymore, but when I do I immediately get hit hard with the impulse to grab a sheet of paper and start doing fanart. Especially with So It Begin’s last dramatic scene of the chapter… Agh. Too many art ideas and no outlet for them until Monday. It might be enough to make me depressed and upset with “Spyder, Spyder.”


My Muse keeps telling me that this is the year – the year I make 50,000 words in a month! The year I finish a major writing project in a ‘reasonable’ (read: short) amount of time, the year I hold my head up proudly and announce ‘I’ve done it!’ to the world. I’ve probably gone slightly mad again, but this is a different madness than the one I had at the beginning of the month. I have 15,000 words left to go, and less than a week to write them in. I’m tired, exhausted. I’ve made countless excuses to friends and family to devote further time to NaNo. It’s not so much creative energy as pure desperation that fuels me now. So much has gone into this, I want to be able to brag for once. I need to know I can do this.  This is my third attempt at winning National Novel Writing Month. I should be able to do this, right?


And I can. And I will.

FOR PONY! Yaaaaaaaaaaah!

*charges off into the sunset*

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