I thought I'd breeze through the first couple of weeks of November, words flying off my fingers, reaching that daily word count goal no problemo.
One thing after another. Friends and workouts (I started Pilates and Zumba classes) and a crying goat and work and parties and the election madness and...and...
I haven't focused on the novel in days, so yes, I've fallen behind BIG TIME,
there's still hope, there are still two more weeks left, and here's what I'm telling myself. Here is the main point of NaNoWriMo for me:
to start a daily (or mostly daily) writing habit.
Sure, it'd be great to hit 50,000 words, but that's not the real goal. The real goal isn't to finish a novel, but to start a novel and keep going. Day after day, word after word. Even if I don't write 50,000 words, as long as I've created a writing practice, a daily writing habit, dedication and the drive to keep writing even on days when I don't feel like it, then I've accomplished the goal.
If you've fallen behind, don't fret.
There's still time to reach 50,000.
And even if you don't hit 50,000, but you've written throughout the month of November, you are successful.
The take away for this second week of NaNo is to simply keep going, no matter the logistics.
Keep dreaming, keep writing, keep creating.