Halfway there now.
Brian hates me at the moment. My head is mush and my fingers hurt.
Must sleep now.
** 10 minutes later **
Ah, the reviving powers of a cup of tea.
You know how we were talking about personality types the other day? It's just occurred to me that the way that different people approach a deadline like this one (50,000 words by the end of the month) is quite revealing of your personality type. You 'only' need to write 1,700 words a day to hit the target on schedule. Clearly I don't feel comfortable with that approach. The idea of leaving it to the last minute and then trying to crank out 10,000 words in a single evening just fills me with horror.
A quick look back in my archives seems to show that I was much the same last year. I think I only actually finished on 28th November, but by November 8th, I had already cranked out 20,190 words, and by 13th November it was over 30,000. I slowed down a lot over the next couple of weeks as I went to a pile of gigs (including The Bluetones, Starsailor, The Bravery and Dr. Karl!). By the time I went to see Franz Ferdinand, I had finished, but I think that's more than enough to reveal the way that Brian works, don't you?
You other Nano-ers. How are you doing? How are you feeling about the deadline? Relaxed? A bit sweaty and fearful? Speak to me!
The new normal
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