Last night I posted my word stats but they are actually wrong. After posting that I got a sudden burst of inspiration and ended the day with 5002 words. Which for me is a record for one day.
This morning I brought my total up to 6479 words and it’s only 10:25. Still a lot of day left and a lot of words to get out. My goal for today is 10,000 words. I think I can do it. If not, well…it’s not the end of the world and I am ahead of the game a little. If I keep this pace I will finish in 2 weeks. I am aiming for it. We’ll see.
Not too bad a day for writing. Even with everything else I had to do today.
Church, laundry, lunch, another blog post. I still managed over 3000 words. Kinda proud of myself. I decided I would only post stats once a week. Much more than 2 times a week is a little annoying. At least to me. So here they are…
Word count is NaNo verified word count. Which is actually only one word short of my own count. Not too bad. I hope I can keep up this pace. The library and I are going to become good friends in the coming days.
30 days of writing. 30 days of hell and trying to meet the goal of 50,000 words.
I’ve decided to try it again and give it a good honest effort. I have a good base to start with this year and am confident I can do it. However, I do have a life and a job so I can’t drop everything and make nano my life for 30 days but I can still give it a good effort.
If I win, I win. If I don’t it’s not the end of the world and life will go on.
Well, it’s that time. Yep NaNoWriMo is here. I may not survive this. Although I don’t know why I’m so nervous about this. I write all the time. It’s not like this is the first time I’ve ever written anything. I’ve just never written anything of this magnitude. So I’ll probably lose a lot of sleep in the next 30 days. Go a little more gray (under the blond highlights) and maybe eat way too much chocolate, but I suppose it will all be worth it in the end. An accomplishment. An achievement. So off I go into the land of the WriMo’s
With National Novel Writing Month only 2 days away I’m beginning to panic a little. I’m really not sure why. I know I can do it. 1667 words a day for 30 days is a walk in the park. My average chapter is around 2500 words. What’s got me in a panic is the fact that I have no idea what my novel is going to be about. I guess I shouldn’t say that I have no idea, I have a small idea. I have a few pieces of stories stored on my computer that were never finished. Maybe now is the time to tie them all together into one long EPIC 50,000 word piece of written art. The other thing that makes me nervous is that it’s a first draft. NO EDITING! These people obviously don’t know me. I have this internal editor that lives inside me. She loves to come out and play. Uploading without editing is going to kill me. I’m a perfectionist for crying out loud! Especially when it comes to my writing. I MUST EDIT! Some other writer friends of mine were giving me pep talks last night. Telling me to throw her (my editor alter ego) in the closet and throwing away the key. I’ll do my best but it ain’t gonna be easy my friends, it ain’t gonna be easy. You should see that I do to chapters before they actually make it to my website for publishing.
Anyway, I just need to stop over thinking it. I just have to accept that it’s a rough draft and get over it. Right?
I’m not going with today’s NaBloPoMo topic because the topic is acting and I haven’t any experience in that. So since we can go our own direction if we want to I am going to do so.
I’m a writer. Maybe not a very good one but the response I get from the short stories I publish online makes me think they are pretty good. I started writing fanfiction first, which is pretty simple. You just write what you know. My latest story is a step away from the fanfiction genre. A small step but a step none the less. So, Yesterday I saw a trend on Google+ for the NaNoWriMo and for those who don’t know that is the National Novel Writing Month. I have a friend who has done this a few times so I thought about it and got scared about it. Once I got scared I knew I need to do it. When I got the idea for my current story it scared me as well because like I said it was stepping away from what I know. I told myself that if it scares me then it’s something I NEED to do. I needed to over come that fear. So with nervous fingers I went to the NaNoWriMo site and registered. It’s now official. Now I just need to do some prep work. Which is also something new for me. I’m not that kind of writer really. I just usually get Ideas that pop into my head and off I go with them, but what I think I will do is write a sequel to what I am writing now. That idea came to me in the middle of the night as ideas sometimes do.
So I titled this post Courage because what I’m doing takes courage. Courage to step out of my comfort zone and try new things.