So, this check-in wasn’t exactly what I was hoping to have to say, but there’s no sense in avoiding it.
Basically, I’m not continuing with my second round of NaNo this month. I haven’t written a thing since last Monday, and I’m feeling horribly burnt out. I think I knew this was going to happen, but got it into my head that I could beat it anyways.
I’m just not at the point where I can write 100k in two months, and it wasn’t too smart to think I could.
But this just means I can sit back and work on it more casually! I don’t plan to shelve my project by any means, but I think I’m going to take a break, write some other stuff, and work on developing a more solid outline than what I have now. Outlines are honestly lifesavers, and I should quit putting them off if I want to complete a project.
Bottom line, it’s not all bad news. I just need a break, and if I want to finish a draft on something, I need to plan a little more efficiently in the future. Not the best ever learning experience I’ve had, but hey. Better than doing the same thing over and over without getting a thing from it.
And I can still do fun tags, too! There’s even going to be one next Friday, so keep an eye out. Can’t let the fun pass me by just because I’m taking a break!
If you’re working on a project of your own, I hope you find it smooth sailing, and if you’re in a burnout like me, take some time for yourself, step back, do something else. Make this a good Wednesday as best you can.