I got a good hours worth of outlining done tonight and got a couple of the key parts of the story noted down. I’ve cut a few pieces and adjusted others and I think I’m streamlining it nicely. I am going to have to go back in my outline and make some adjustments. I’m at a point which has a lot of emotion for two of the characters and their relationship needs to be at a more advanced stage then it currently is.
I had been beating myself up a little about not having done much the last few nights, but it’s occurred to me that as long as I get back into the rhythm I’ve had for NaNoWriMo this month then it’s not something I need to worry about too much.
Being behind where I thought I would has also been on my mind. I think it’s even been bringing me down a little, but I realised that it doesn’t matter if I’m behind a little as I’ll never catch up those few days. It’s like if you set yourself a daily target and miss it by a mile one day, its not worth stressing yourself out trying to play catch up on time and words that were lost. Just carry on with what your doing and you’ll get there. I did want this outline to be done well before now, but it’s not and beating myself up about it wasn’t helping.
Once I’ve finished work I’ve got most of the weekend to work on it, I also want to work on how I’m managing my time as well. NaNo is over and I want to get back into working on some blog posts which aren’t just about what I’m working on at the moment. At the same time though I need to keep my momentum, it should be fun trying to figure out how to manage it all 😀
(i haven’t proof read this post, so have fun with any typos there may be in here)