Nov 8, 2010


By: Rebecca Irvine

It has been just over two weeks since I have been able to work on my WIP manuscript and I am going through withdrawal. I feel so far behind. My characters are wondering why they are stuck in the same scene day after day. My laptop keys fave been far too silent. And my word count has flat-lined.

Life has just been extra busy  -- I got sick and have been working extra hours and then Halloween brings on extra activities. I am sure you all have been there. That's the ebb and flow of life.

And I knew the pace of my current world would not allow me to effectively participate in NaNoWriMo (although I would really like to do so). But that doesn't mean I will give up altogether. I may be behind in my manuscript pace goals, but I love writing far too much to abandon my favorite hobby.

So this week I am determined. 2,000 words is my goal.

You all can be witness to my pledge and check up on me when the week is over.


  1. way to committ, Rebecca! Good for you. I admire your positive outlook and your tenacity. Your enthusiasm is contagious!

  2. I know how it feels to go awhile and not be writing. It's like you forgot to wear your watch and notice something is missing :)

  3. Sometimes the best thing to do is keep on keeping on.

  4. Like the tortoise and the hare, consistency wins out. I've had days/weeks/months when I couldn't write as much as I wanted, but if I wrote just a few words I felt like I was still accomplishing something.


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