So first I want to say thank you to all those that gave me a little pep talk after my last NaNoWriMo post. I was behind and not feeling it, but buckled down that weekend and got caught up! But then last week happened…and I wrote a grand total of around 600 words. We started a new billing process at work last week (which is about 75% of my job) and we weren’t really trained on it like we should have been and this anxiety-disordered worker spent the whole week basically in a panic.
While I can’t control what happens at work, I can control (some of) the things that stress me out outside of work and this year NaNoWriMo has been a bigger cause of anxiety for me than enjoyment. Plus, I still don’t really care about my story or my characters, so at 26,000 words, I think I’m going to call it.
So Thank You for the support and Good Luck to all those still participating – and Congratulations to those who have already finished (there’s a guy in my region who has over 150k words already)! I’m sure I’ll give it a try again next year. And since I am extremely indecisive, there’s always the possibility that I might decide next week that I want to buckle down over the holiday and finish the story. I don’t expect that to happen, but I reserve the right to change my mind on the whole thing.