Friday, June 3, 2011

JuNoWriMo Day 2: Update


Did I meet my daily goal: I'm ashamed to say...No. :(

How it went: I had the best intentions, I swear! I got all the essentials ready (Pandora radio, ear phones, chocolate covered espresso beans, mmmm!), sat down to write and...notta. I just wasn't feeling it. I wanted to write, I did, I just felt totally uninspired and blah (of course, this all probably had something to do with the fact that I slept in until after 11:00 in the morning which messed up my whole day and on top of that, I have a cold). One bright spot to the day though was when I decided not to force myself to sit there and try to write any longer and instead called it a day and went to read the book Story Engineering by Larry Brooks (thanks a ton for the recommendation, Shallee!)- I don't know, I think he may be on to something! I encourage you to check it out! :)

My biggest obstacle of the day: Definitely a lack of motivation and inspiration.

My favorite sentence(s) of the day: N/A


Did I meet my daily goal: Yes, but just barely.
How it went: Again the writing flowed really well, but finding time is still a struggle. Tomorrow I'm going to try getting up a little earlier and do some writing before my day starts, see how that goes. If it works I'll try that for a while, and if it doesn't no harm no foul.
My biggest obstacle of the day: I actually had some time to write this afternoon, but I had to work on a short story for my creative writing class instead of working on my WIP. I'm going to be writing up a foreword for my WIP anyway, so may try writing it as a short story so that way I can kill two birds with one stone.
My favorite sentence(s) of the day: "Going back to the cupboard I tried again. This time I came up with the kit after resorting to sticking my head under the sink."

~ Ella and Aaron


The Blogger Girlz said...

It's nothing to be ashamed of. Today is a new day, so keep going.


Shallee said...

Ella- I'm glad you're enjoying Story Engineering! It's so amazing. Don't worry about not making your goal-- like Aaron said, you can only keep going! One thing I try to do if I'm not feeling the inspiration is pound out 100 words, even if they're horrible. A lot of times, that's all it takes to get me in the groove. Then, if I don't find the groove, I can just stop and try again later. Good luck!

Aaron-- Time really is one of the biggest problems. Way to go pounding out the words when you've got time. Good luck with getting up earlier, I hope it helps you find the time you need.

The Blogger Girlz said...

Unfortunately my life is all about effective and uneffective time management right now. Sometimes I strongly dislike being a college student. -Arron