As you can see by my handy little widget, I’m at 21234 words. Another week of being slightly under par, but I’m not so far behind that I can’t make up the difference. I’ve been treading water. Just keeping afloat, but never really making any progress across the pool.
But! Good news abounds. I only have one large assignment left this semester, and that means my extra-NaNomular writing will no longer interfere with my sweet, sweet fiction.
Lessons learned this week:
1. Caffeine is a cruel mistress: I’m a coffee drinker. Love the stuff. Rich and dark and full of perky goodness. But too much coffee is a bad thing. It makes my brain all wimblery skimperly. Sometimes it helps get my out of a rut, other times it just makes me fidgety and unable to concentrate. Blessing and a curse and all that.
I’m learning to moderate so it isn’t such a major factor in my writing process. Trying to pour less hot liquid energy down my face, and sip more yummy green tea oh so daintily out of mug.
2. My day job really impedes on the creative process: ‘Nuff said.
3. Music can end a slump: I’ve been listening to a lot of classical and instrumental music, which seems to keep me on a track, or at least point me towards the rails. The stuff without lyrics seems to be the most powerful; no extra words of motifs trying to sneak their way into my brain via musical osmosis.
When the music hits, you don’t feel any pain.
So, back to work once my brain has cooled down a little bit. How is everyone else doing?