Today, for the first time since last week, I got to writing again.

1,754 words written so far today. Not a patch on the number I need to do in order to get back on track with NaNo (we’re supposed to be at 25,000 words as of today – I’m just shy of 18,000 in total) but it’s still a number I’m happy with – and just the first of today’s offering.

There’s not been a sudden surge of inspiration, or anything like that. I just turned back to a trusty old friend and put fingers to keyboard.

Write or Die is a website that is a must for anyone who gets distracted, or anyone who needs a kick up the arse to get back into the swing of writing. I used to have the software downloaded on my baby (aka my laptop) but lost it when that baby crashed and I needed to get a new one. After using the website  – WriteOrDie – to get some words out tonight, I’m more than likely going to bite the bullet and buy it again.

Writing is proving difficult at the moment due to a number of things:

  • The stresses and pressures associated with my day job inclined sharply towards the end of last week/beginning of this week when I found out a colleague is leaving and there are no plans to replace her – just to distribute her work to yours truly. (Because you know I don’t already do the work of two people after another former colleague left earlier this year and the company decided to give the managers a pay rise rather than replace her. Ho hum.)
  • Family life… Well. Let’s not go there.

Cutting a long and no doubt boring story short, I’m tired. I’m upset. I’ve got so many thoughts and worries and anxieties spinning around my head right now that I’m not sleeping, not eating, drinking too much and just really trying to hold things together. 

Huh. This post wasn’t supposed to turn into a pity party for one. It started off all happy and positive because yay, words and now. Yeah.

WriteOrDie. I recommend it. If you’re a NaNoWriMo or a writer in general looking for a fantastic writing tool to help you churn out the words, give it a try.

Bye for now! x

 

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