As a twice winner of NaNoWriMo you would think that I would be getting better at this writing 50K words in a month thing. Okay, so it was me who thought I was getting good at it. Turns out this time around is not going so well at the moment.
It seems my writing partner, Inspiration, gave me a great idea this time but then she left me to flesh it out all on my own. Usually she stays by my side through the writing process. It seems she decided a holiday was in order.
Without inspiration I have found that when I do schedule myself some writing time, I am picking up some NaNoWriMo no nos such as:
How many ball shooting, bubble bursting games are there out there? I do not know but I seem to have found a great many of them to occupy my limited spare time.
NaNo seems to have fallen in line with my mother’s latest care package filled with sweets arriving from the states. I cannot resist trying just one more Mystery Skittle and trying to guess what flavour it will be (they are after all one colour on the outside and a different flavour on the inside) or trying to see how many licks it takes to get to the centre of a Tootsie Pop.
Homeland is my new must see television series. Combine that with a few of my old favourites and there is one more reason to curl up in bed and avoid writing.
I am currently reading Uglies by Scott Westerfield and it is enough of a distraction from writing when I want it to be.
Well, I had to go see Starfall didn’t I? Then of course I decided to have an Austin Powers followed by a Shrek film marathon with the kids. I also enjoy working my way through the Marvel films too but they are usual staples in my house.
This blog post!
Currently, I am on Twitter complaining about my lack of time and inspiration for writing and yet I am also writing this post. A little ironic but it had to be done.
Now I am off to try to get 6,000 words written to catch up with my expected NaNo word count for day 11.
How about all of you? How are your own writing projects going? What do you find to be the no no distractions at the moment?