NaNoWriMo 2017: Week 2

Procrastination is dangerous. So is a Netflix account. I’ve continued my binge watch of Bojack Horseman (now on season 4, episode 3) but ALSO added Lost, where I’m on season 2, episode 14. Whenever I don’t feel committed for a 40 minute episode of Lost, I turn to a 20 minute episode of Bojack Horseman. It’s a terrible cycle of procrastination that has disturbed both my writing schedule and my sleep schedule. I now know when the sun comes up in the morning for the adjusted times from Daylight Savings. Yikes.

Despite those setbacks, in week two I’ve managed to write 13,147 words, for a total of 25,216 words. I wrote more than the first week, although that’s the hope considering it was only 5 days long compared to 7. Being halfway done is a miracle compared to the amount of things I’ve done instead of writing this week, not only via Netflix but from cleaning and the new Sims 4 expansion pack as well. And finals, which are an especially important thing I need to focus on.

I don’t know if I’ll be able to continue at being ahead this week considering my birthday is Wednesday and I have to pick my mom up from the airport, I have my finals due on Thursday, also we’re driving back home on Thursday for 6 hours, and then Friday I have a doctor’s appointment. My hope is that I can continue to keep strong and write in the night at the very least.

Without giving away any kind of spoilers or too many details, I’m excited to delve deeper into the mystery of the story I’m writing. I’m a bit worried I might’ve overestimated the big climax and the following events. I foresee this novel being around 180 pages, which is my general goal besides 50,000 words. Whenever I edit it, I can add as much as I want. I’m continually adding different parts as I’m going, which is a relief.

I’m already halfway through, so I hope I can finish out solid enough! To everyone else working (or procrastinating), good luck!