It's November. That means it's NaNoWriMo. That means it's 1667 words a day.
Which really isn't very different than the writing schedule I've been keeping. The first main difference is that I'll have to do it everyday. The second main difference is that this year I have NaNo buddies!
Yes, Misty, you will have to maintain a schedule. If you fall behind, you will have to catch up.
This would be easy except for the project I'm working on is emotionally wringing me out. It's weird, I know, but my characters are really getting to me. Every time my main character has to say goodbye to one more person, I have to take a few days to grieve and cry a little bit. NOT something I expected. So, if I can get over my emotional hurdles, the sadness, and the desire to never be done with this series because it's been too awesome of an experience, I might actually achieve my word counts.
And yes, Misty, there are others out there like you.
People who have to write and they don't know why. People who feel guilty when they drop everything else to write. People who feel guilty when they don't drop everything else to write. People who have so much to say, and no number of words will ever be enough to say it. No one beautiful, perfect word will ever be perfect enough to convey it. People who other people roll their eyes at and tolerate at best. People who don't need other people--just words.
Now, that wasn't really beautiful, but this is a blog, not literature. And I'm not counting these words; these are freebies. And if you're upset because I said I don't need you, that was kind of a lie. I do need you. Please love me.