NaNoWriMo 2020 – Day 9

Starting word count: 42240
Ending word count: 45336
Total words: 3096

So you know how yesterday I said I was going to make myself keep working on the part in the middle?

Well, today, I basically just wrote that later chapter. And I’m not sorry about it, either!!

I teach on Mondays, so I decided that I was going to get my full writing goal this morning and, really, I knew that the best way to do that was to write the scene that I was really vibing with rather than dragging myself through a session trying to write the middle chapter. My brain is basically mush after teaching (even more so than usual), so it was the only way I was going to get through what I needed to write. I did decide, though, to go back and write a little bit in the middle (out in the afternoon sunshine again) once I’d finished teaching, so that’s why my numbers are a little bit higher than usual today.

I think it was a good exercise is compromise.

Sort of.

Other than that, though, I basically just laid on the sofa for the rest of the afternoon and played Pokemon Sword.

picture of my hand holding a Nintendo Switch. The Switch is positioned over a wood floor and has a red controller on the left and a blue controller on the right. In the centre, the screen shows the Pokemon Sword opening credits.
am I good at this game? no. do I enjoy it anyway? yes.

It was a much needed break, especially after the true madness of the last week, and I’m glad that I let myself take that time to just play video games and not think about anything for a few hours. How have you been relaxing during NaNo?

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2 responses to “NaNoWriMo 2020 – Day 9”

  1. I’m not participating in NaNo, but I do write every day, and my method of relaxing is by doodling like Peter Draws. It’s so relaxing to go lo-fi and not have screens nor worry about battery life when I’m chilling. Keep on keeping on with your WIP!

    • Drawing is such a lovely way to chill out! I’m not a great drawer myself, but I do love creating visual art because of exactly what you said — doing something sans screen is WONDERFUL. Almost feels like a luxury these days.

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