Despite my best intentions, I am going into day 5 of NaNoWriMo at a deficit. I only managed to pump out a few hundred words on Friday night and wasn’t able to write anything on Saturday, as I was out of town.

Last night, amid a cacophony of cheers as my husband watched football in the living room, I only managed to get out 2/3rds of the writing I had intended. I made a valiant effort, but a combination of exhaustion and distraction led me to call it quits after I passed the 16th page. So now, I will be starting this Monday 2,000 words behind where I should be, a position that makes me both nervous and frustrated.

I am posting this now to seek help from my fellow writers. Please, hold me accountable to my goal of 2,000 words/day every day this week. Call me out if you see me on Facebook. Shout words of encouragement if you see me on iChat. I am a competitive and driven person naturally, but I can easily become discouraged when I feel I’ve set myself up behind the eight ball. I know I can definitely make up for my writing deficit within just a few days, as long as I stick to my minimum of 2,000 words each night.

Thank you for your love and support, my friends!

The pen is mightier than the sword but the laptop is so much more efficient,

~ Victoria Elizabeth Ann


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