1 November 2010

It's that time of year again.


The month when thousands of aspiring writers commit to coughing up 50,000 words that will hopefully, at some point, comprise a novel. I signed up again this year, because while I was pounding the pavement training for the Susan G. Komen 3 Day, I found a story brewing inside my head, and began to mentally write it.

I took notes, horrible notes, with the idea that when the Walk was over, I would start working on the book.

And then I remembered NaNo, and figured why the hell not? Use November as an enforced springboard into getting the thing started. I know I can do 50K in a month; hell, when I was working on The King and Queen of Perfect Normal I had a 12K day (I don't recommend this...your fingers really hurt at the end of the day...) If I write 2000 words a day, I'll be well over the 50K by the end of the month.

So here we are at noon on November 1st, and I have written...nothing.

Go me.

(I probably write about NaNo Every year...still, here's my previous advice about NaNo)

In a nutshell: get all Nike on the NaNo vibe, and Just Do It...


Angel and Kirby said...

Good luck, I know you can do this. If you can walk for three days, you can do this easy.

Christie Critters said...

Best of luck with NaNo. I did it last year and finished and this year really debated it and decided to begin working on my blog again (now that the renovation is over)where I'm trying to polish my writing instead of speed writing. We'll see how it goes. By the way, I loved "King and Queen" and have read it twice.

MissMeliss said...

I decided not to do NaNo this year. I haven't actually participated in SEVERAL years, but now I almost miss it.


Tiki, Kirby, and StanLee (and Kesey) said...

Daddy is doing NaNo. We would rather nap.