I spent the last two days agonizing over National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo.) During that time, I wrote exactly zero words, which put me about 3,300 words in the hole. In an attempt to kick-start myself, I re-read the story inspiring the novel and became even more depressed and discouraged.
The story has potential. But stressing about NaNoWriMo is not going to get it written. I need to write it over a longer period of time, with less pressure.
To my fellow NaNoWriMates: Forge ahead and meet your goal. I’ll be waiting at the finish line to cheer you on.