These past few days have mostly been spent being poorly, not doing NaNoWriMo, catching up with Clarissa, and signing up for far too many 2012 challenges! I am much better now, have made a dent in Clarissa, and, thankfully, got back on track with NaNoWriMo. I was pleased to see that, if I was to do 999 words each day, I would finish on time. I am struggling and, once again, feel directionless, but still determined to finish it by the 30th and be able to 'do something' with it. What, I don't know, but I'm a little more hopeful than I was.
As I say, I've signed up to quite a lot of challenges in my excitement for 2012. I've listed them here and will use this page to keep track.
As for everything else, well, as I say, I've not been well so a lot of time has been spent sleeping and not doing what I wanted to do. I'm pleased to have picked up Clarissa again after a week of neglect, but, a brief observation: I can imagine many people might be tempted to give up at the point where I am now. Without wanting to give too much away, it is necessary for the plot to, well, do something, and that something is intensely boring, and somewhat dragged out. But, it will get better so I'm going to stick with it. I'm on about page 920, of about 1 500, so it would be foolish to stop now.
And with that, I'm going to bed. I'm hoping after (another) good sleep I'll be completely back to normal tomorrow.