Full Speed Ahead! Writing the Novel

First of all, I am happy to report that my internet speed is back to normal.  After conducting a two-hour PC scan and finding nothing wrong, I went to my DSL modem's URL site and saw that my speed was only about twenty percent of what I am accustomed to (and paying for)!

I performed a "reboot" of the modem (I could have simply cut the power and turned it back on it seems).  Speed is back to normal at 7 MB/sec and we are happy campers again.

Progress on my novel for National Novel Writing Month is AHEAD of the power curve, with my Friday writing of nearly 6,000 words carrying me all the way until Monday.   Our goal is to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days so that is an average of 1667 words per day.  I do NOT want to fall behind, because catching up again is really, REALLY difficult!

So, no novel writing this weekend.  In fact, my spouse and I are organizing our paperwork, bills, insurance papers and other "official" stuff so we have it all in one place.  Why does it take ten years of marriage to finally get around to doing this? 

PROCRASTINATION, BABY!  It's like writing a novel.


  1. Procrastination is my middle name :) Great job on the novel writing. keep up the good work.

    I've been having a problem with pages loading slower than they used to maybe I should try what you did. It's getting frustrating.

    Have a good weekend.

  2. Doug, you are far too conscientious about NaNo. I doubt I could take off any weekend for fear I would really get behind--and you know what that means.

  3. Good luck writing your novel. I have given you an award, at my homeschool blog.

  4. Hi there! I found your blog while doing the drop with EC and enjoyed your post. I also have been procrastinating on my paperwork, but you have inspired me to get it done! :)

  5. I'm currently just under two days behind. I had a couple good 2000+ days, but I had two days that I didn't get to write at all three days below norm.

    Yet the novel is taking good shape and I'm mostly fairly pleased with my progress.

    Oh well, back to trying to get out a few more words and catch up a littl.e

  6. I know that I find every reason under the sun to avoid writing. There is just something in my head that say "You can do it later".

  7. Good luck in your novel! You really need to manage your time.


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