I completely forgot that today was the first Wednesday of the month! It's like NaNo drove everything else out of my head, which admittedly it does.
When I'm doing NaNo, I can't think of anything other than my story.
Since I do 2000 words per day (technically) the rest of the time, I decided to increase my goal to 4000 per day for NaNo. So far I've done that about half the time. I'm still accepting 2000 per day, since that will get me to the end of the month with the 50k.
But today I haven't written anything. It's not that I've reached a dead-end (I got to that and got through it yesterday) but I'm all distracted. So much is going on, and other things NOT going on, and my brain is buzzing. Loudly.
I really don't know how to explain it. I can't focus on the actions and motivations of the characters when my brain is running in fifty different directions at once. Forty-nine I can handle, but fifty?
On top of that, I have this one scene in my head that I can't write yet. I have to get them all in order. My brain keeps shoving it forward, saying nownownow but so many other things have to happen first. And last night at a NaNo write-in somebody said something about mermaid eels, which gave my brain something else to concern itself with. Which of course brough the total up to fifty, and led to total priority paralysis.
And if this post sounds scrambled, confused and rambling, there's a good reason for it.
It is scrambled, confused and rambling.