Last night I was tired. I fell asleep at the laptop three or four times. I was fairly sure I was writing gibberish at one stage, but I know from experience that you can’t give up. You can’t miss one day, or you’ll be buried under the weight of unwritten words.
Yes, I’m talking about NaNoWriMo again.
Usually I like battle scenes, but I just couldn’t get it right. I kept on coming up against dead ends, then I would have to go back and rewrite to find a way around it. I’d type solidly for a few minutes more, and then . . . dead end again.
Sometimes it’s like that. I’ve lived it before. And I’m actually ahead of schedule, but I happen to think it’s a bad idea to stop when you’re having a bad day. How are you ever going to start again?
So I pushed through the rough patch and I was rewarded today with 1700 of the easiest words I’d ever written. The dialogue flowed, the imagery was right there before me; I just had to find the right words to nail it down, and this time the words came to me.
It’s been said a million times before, but don’t give up when it gets bad. See it through and reap your reward.