As luck would have it (not) I got sick. The day after Halloween. The same day I was supposed to start NaNo.
With a fever, aches and a mucus factory for sinuses, I was pretty much confined to the couch. And even though I have a laptop, I was just too sick to write. Though, I did try. I managed to squeek out about a thousand words. But now, I'm about 9,000 words behind schedule. YIKES!
Okay, so I admit, I went into this knowing that I was going to be a NaNo weakling. I just wanted to get a "good start" on a book. I figured if I made it to 25,000 or 30,000 words I'd be happy. But how on earth am I supposed to even come close to that now?
So my NaNo advice: Don't get sick! Yup. It's a big NaNo NoNo.
Although, I'll admit, that's pretty difficult with cold and flu season upon us. There's got to be a better way to combat NaNo sickness.
If you're like me, writing while you're sick just doesn't work (especially when the fever is so icky that I've got on four layers of clothes and sweaters, not to mention the three blankets I was swaddled up in).
So what to do now? I'm so far behind I can't play catch up because I'd only exhaust myself (and probably end up very frustrated). Besides NaNo isn't a race to the finish line with the quickest time the winner. No, NaNo is simply a journey to accomplish a common goal. My only option now is to be the tortoise, not the hare. Slow and steady. I'll eventually finish the marathon.