|The grey line represents where I should be if I stayed on par each day.|
In the interest of getting back to writing, this post will be very short. I'll just leave you with the lesson I learned this year. It might surprise you, or maybe even shock you. I'm sure you've never heard anything as radical as this. Brace yourself, because here it is:
Procrastination is bad.
Revolutionary, isn't it? Fine, so I'm sure everyone has heard this at some point. Some of us (including me, obviously, from the chart above) haven't taken this lesson to heart. Remember how on day five I admitted I hadn't written anything yet? That trend continued until day eleven. I had another stretch where I didn't write anything for four days in a row. So I effectively halved the amount of time I had to write, which turned out to be a very bad idea. I did manage to write quite a bit while family was in town for Thanksgiving, but I'm back to school now and there are a lot of demands on my time.
In sharp contrast, my friend and writing buddy this month Brenna did much better than I did. She actually started on day one, and officially won with five days to spare. Take inspiration from her, not me.
|Brenna not only met but surpassed the target words-per-day goal nearly every day.|
With three days and about 12,000 words to go, I'm not going to sleep much.
Pray for me to finish.
And please, for the sake of your stress levels and sleeping habits, remember: Procrastination is bad.
Thanks for reading!
Are you good at spreading out your commitments, or do you struggle with procrastination? Do you have any tips for how to beat the urge to procrastinate?
Back to writing for me!
This is the end of my NaNoWriMo series! Thanks for reading, and if you are interested in any of the previous posts, make sure to check them out here:
NaNoWriMo: Write with Abandon!
NaNo Prep: Character Resources
NaNo Prep: Setting Resources
NaNo Prep: Plot Resources
NaNo Tips: Give Your Story a Chance
NaNo Tips: What Helps You Focus?
NaNo Tips: My NaNo Journey