Well, Squiders, we’re about a third of the way through November. How goes your word counts? How goes your motivation?
Week Two tends to be a bad week. Your enthusiasm has waned, you start to hit points in your story where your planning wasn’t so great, and you begin to realize that you’ve somehow managed to write in a plot hole the size of Africa.
You realize that 50K is still an awful long way away, and things begin to look a bit insurmountable.
There’s also something known as the Sophomore Slump, where your second year tends to go worse than your first, due to the same general principle. Excitement can take you quite a ways, but it, unfortunately, can only sustain you for so long.
That’s when perseverance kicks in. If you’re feeling low, seek out writing friends. Attend write-ins, participate in word wars.
Hang in there for now. It’ll get easier again.
Happy writing! How are you feeling?