You've made it through the rest of the month with your word count intact. Now, like any good book, a new challenge comes forward that you, the main character, needs to overcome. This time it's the dreaded holidays.
That's right, Thanksgiving is near. Christmas presents must be amassed, traveling must be done, weather fretted about, and then comes the biggest time eater of all: socializing.
How will the main character survive this time?
Some lock themselves up in the bathroom and write words in their phone, hoping that auto correct doesn't mangle them up too much to figure out their meaning in December. Others spend extra money on a train ticket and spend the traveling time in a novel writing frenzy. Still others will determine that the traveling time is really the issue. They'll be the ones who offer to host and cook. Throw the turkey in the oven, quickly vacuum the first floor, and then twiddle down the hours by writing while bathed in the scents of home cooking.
1) You're the main character. You want to win this, and us, the readers, are rooting for you every step of the way.
2) Main characters want something and then they make a plan to get it. You should make a plan, schedule out time to write every day, even on the holidays, and then stick to it as best you can. While the best plans may fail, the plan is a start.
3) When main characters fail they make a new plan and keep going. When plans go askew they do they best they can, and that's ok. As Confucius said thousands of years ago. "Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall."