Insecure Writer’s Support Group: NaNoWriMo Worries
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Even though it’s only been a few days, I’m already worried. It’s not that work is stressful, it’s just long hours. Sometimes, I only have enough time to little things here and there – no, what’s taking the majority of my time is school!
You see, I’ve been in school for far longer than I really should have but I finally put in the papers for graduation. And it only recently got approved. I have to make sure I not only pay for my college tuition but I also have to save up for Christmas as well. Studying, right now, takes precedence especially when I’m so close!
But then, I want to finish my story as well. I know what I want to write about and I have the story already written in my head. I just need to put it on my document – but I’m still worried. I always get worried.
“Did I finish that homework?”
“Did I read the appropriate chapters?”
“Did I get all the notes? Do I need to talk to my classmates for additional notes?”
Things are getting a little hectic especially since it’s getting closer and closer to the dreaded Black Friday as well. I’m worried I won’t be able to finish my novel on time. You see, I had tried to do it last year but I wasn’t able to.
Although, the difference is that I know why I didn’t make it – I wasn’t feeling it as much as I should. I didn’t prepare. With Mermaid Tears, I’ve always had the characters and story. I’ve always known who they were and why they were the way they were. Last year, I had no clue about the strange new characters and, unfortunately, I didn’t want to get to know them. For that, I regret that I didn’t, especially since I’ve forever lost their information (well, the majority of it).
This year is different, though. I had met the new characters of The Witches Claws and I’ve gotten to know them. They trust me to tell their story and share it with everyone. Heh, out of context, it sounds like I may have some additional problems…But I’m just worried I won’t be able to… I guess what I should do is take advantage of the extra time off I get. Right now, things are calm and you know that old saying (“Things are calmest before the storm”).
So, what I should do? Well, it should be obvious. I should do as much as I can.