Day 17 / NaNoWriMo 2018

It’s been a while – all my words are being used up in a novel.

We’re more than halfway through the month, and no two days have felt the same. One day I’ll write a lot and be ahead, the next three days I won’t write a thing and I’ll refuse to open the word document.

Right now I’m on track. I haven’t written today’s words, but I’m fairly confident I can get there – I only have to write another 1,000 words and I’ll hit the daily goal. Last night I wrote til late because I had to catch up on 3,500 words. But hey, that’s cool. It was an experience.

There are two problems contributing to my lack of motivation:


I walked into the library empty handed and left with eight books. At the start of the month I told myself that as a reward for reaching the 50,000 words I would go to the library and spend the next three months hibernating with a stack of books. But I was driving home from work and I couldn’t resist the pull! And eight books isn’t many for me; I held back, honestly! I tried.

So I’ve been spending my nights reading instead of writing.


The Sims 4 brought out a new expansion pack. The dangerous cycle begins once more, in which I spend all my time playing Sims until my eyes are shriveled up raisins and I’m dehydrated.

Still, I’m on track with words (despite the roller coaster that is self-discipline) so I must be doing something right.

Well. Time to go play some Sims – I mean, write some more.

Sarah xx

By Sarah

My name is Sarah and I’m a twenty two year old who loves Jesus first and foremost, finds joy in the simple things, and appreciates a good metaphor and oxford comma.

I blog three times a week at

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