I quit (just nanowrimo, not writing altogether!). I've decided that my writing needs to go on the backburner right now, unfortunately. The accounting test that I mentioned in my last post? I got a 56 on it. Yep, that's bad. It brought my average in the class down to a D, and I need at least a C in this class or I won't be allowed into one of the classes I'm supposed to take next semester (which I need to take in order to graduate in May). There are only two more tests left to take in this class for the semester, so if I don't do well on them I am pretty much screwed. On top of that mess, I have a test in my payroll tax class on Tuesday, a test in my income tax class on Thursday, a 2-3 page paper I need to finish by Wednesday night, and a group presentation I have to prepare for and do in class this Friday. So basically school is kicking my ass right now.
And right after Thanksgiving I need to start sending out my resume to any job that looks even halfway decent. My unemployment benefits run out the first week of January (unless the government passes an extension, which I'm so hoping for, but not counting on). I will have ZERO income unless I start working right away. It's not a good situation. I need to fix up my resume and get it out there asap, and then hopefully go on some interviews in December.
So unfortunately I am going to have to forget the idea of writing 50,000 words this month. I fell behind early, and it made me realize that I've got too much going on right now. I should've studied harder for that test I just failed (horribly). I am a slow writer, I can't bang out 1000+ words in an hour like some people can. And I'm way too easily distracted, which is something I need to work on - but not right now lol.
I'm definitely going to keep working on this manuscript because I actually like my story idea and I like my main characters. But I don't plan on having it finished in the next month or two. I did manage to get 8190 words written in the past two weeks (which is probably 8190 more words than I would've written if it weren't for NaNo, heh) so for that I'm glad. As an eternal Mets fan would say, there's always next year!
How are all my readers who chose to do NaNo this year doing? Are you sticking with it? And those of you who chose not to do it this year, are you regretting your decision or are you glad you chose to skip it this year?