Hello everyone and welcome to day 5 of NaNoWriMo. It’s the first official week and there are a lot of things happening in the NaNo world. A lot of Virtual Write-Ins today. I’ve gotten off 1,518 words done today, bringing my word total to 12,138 words. Hopefully you’ll be around 8,500 words or more by the end of the day.
Today I had one of my chapters which did not need much re-writing today. And I realized I needed some time for myself. Within the Writing.Com Forums, I’m a member of one Forum which is a group of people dedicated to the form of handwritten letter writing. And as such, I’ve several letters which I’ve not replied to of late. So I took some time to read and reply to a letter I’d stashed away.
The lesson here is simply this – relax. You have plenty of time to write if you’ve set out your blocks of time. And if you’ve written more words on one day, then block some extra time out on another day for some “you time”. Read your favorite book, watch TV, play a game with your family…whatever it is you like to do to relax. Because a non-stressed writer is a happy writer and that will make your story all the better.
That’s all the bits I have for you today. I’m going to play a video game. 🙂 Happy writing everyone.