Today, I am a crone in a corner. I am on Day 4 of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) and my total words of my 50,000 words total goal, in 3 days, is 6,037 words, which I am pleased with.
My hands were very sore last night ( arthritis ) so I put some Ralgex on them and wore my arthritis gloves to bed to keep the heat in. I was very tired this morning, but I have 2 goals today. Write 2,000 words and go for a walk.
I believe it is important for me to stick to my own goals and not to get dragged into the competition of our group, some of whom have written 10,000 words already.
I think for some people competition can be healthy and spur you on to better results. For me, it has the opposite effect and just makes me feel inadequate.
I wrote on our group page that I felt like the tortoise in the tortoise and the hare race story. They were all the hares racing ahead and I was the tortoise, slow and steady.
Since arthritis and spondylitis from which I am in daily chronic pain has made me change how I live my life, I constantly strive to adapt and find different ways of doing things.
So now I only have two speeds, slow and stop! Mind you in the story I mentioned I do believe the tortoise won the race. So maybe, slow and steady is the way to go.
Any thoughts or writing tips you can give me will be most welcome, as will likes. 🙂