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NaNoWriMo Progress, Week 2

I'm continuing to dictate my NaNoWriMo novel, "Within Arm's Reach," into a voice recorder. Despite my vows to increase the output this week, it was nearly identical to week one.

One of the things that would probably help me would be if I cut down on other time-wasters, such as playing Farmville. Every minute I spent harvesting my virtual crops, I could be either fixing the transcription files from Dragon Naturally Speaking or writing new portions.

Another thing I should be doing: staying up after work for a short while to transcribe and edit the day's files. That way I wouldn't have another weekend like this one, where I just now completed the files from the week. Rather than spending a productive weekend writing, I was just playing catch-up.

I am mentally exhausted right now but hope to manage at least another 1,000 words tonight. Far less than I needed to write this weekend in order to make my goal, I know. Next weekend will be even more difficult, since it's Philcon weekend. Right now, I don't even have my schedule yet, so I don't know what to expect. I'm not sure how I'll get any writing done that weekend, to be honest.

It's theoretically possible to pull out the stops and catch up. Can I do it? I don't know, but I'm determined to try.

9840 / 50000 words. 20% done!
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Nov. 13th, 2011 11:23 pm (UTC)
I have never played Farmville and this is exactly why - I'd get sucked in and do nothing else. As it is, I do have a minor addiction to a logic problems website, but I can walk away from that if I need to get things done. Little crops that need harvesting? I couldn't leave those!
Nov. 14th, 2011 12:26 am (UTC)
Exactly! I think after the current crop, I just won't plant anything for a while.

At least, with Farmville, the animals can go indefinitely with no care. I had to get rid of my virtual fish tank because it was too depressing to check in and find them floating upside-down. Even though they're only digital bits, I felt like a monster.

Several years ago, I put myself on indefinite hiatus from the Sims, because I was spending more time developing their relationships than my own!
Nov. 13th, 2011 11:28 pm (UTC)
I had to stop playing FarnVille because I did not want to leave my crops. Or the animals. And so on. Sigh! Here is hoping you can catch up.
Nov. 14th, 2011 12:24 am (UTC)
Thanks. I figured if I have to sacrifice something this month, I'd feel better about sacrificing Farmville than checking in with friends via Facebook, etc. At least there, real people are involved!
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