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not nervous or anything

So, anyway, I finally told Mom that I was doing this. I was relying on her respecting this effort and she really does. So, yeah, huge sigh of relief.

My total is also doing well. 35,380 words so far, with an average of 2359 and I only have to write 975 words a day to finish 50,000 words by the end of the day on the 30th.

I'm pretty proud. I did push to get to that post-35k total by midnight tonight (or, rather, this coming midnight). I think I'm in really good shape to hold my head up for that NaNo party tonight.

I really am having a hard time believing that I'm doing so well. It still feels like I really have to cram in the work to finish on time, even thought the average words per day is less than half of my daily goal, which I am not about to give up. I really am doing a lot better than I thought I would. No. I don't think I'll relax until I at least hit 50K, and that should happen far before the 30th, especially if I continue the pace I've been keeping. Really, I will be happy if I can write 2 thousand words every 24 hours, and that would put me well over 50K. I'll be truly satisfied if I hit that 50K, which almost seems easy at this point. Most people don't make it that far.

I don't take anything for granted. I do have a habit of failing and not meeting any kind of deadline. But, right now, I am finally doing well enough that I feel like I can manage the 50K by the end of the day on the 30th. I think maybe I can do this if I am lucky and keep working really hard every day.

For me, that does count as optimism.


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Nov. 15th, 2010 04:25 pm (UTC)
Holy crap! Go team! {waves pom poms}
Nov. 16th, 2010 02:42 am (UTC)
I'm really proud of you; for both the writing and the blogging! It's nice to see you here more often, and i imagine having something (esp positive) to talk about helps that.

Best wishes on meeting your goals!
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