Sunday, November 7, 2010
NaNoWriMo -- One Participant's Perspective...So Far
When they say on the banner, "Thirty days and nights of literary abandon" I took that to heart.
I'm working on a novel. I haven't worked on a novel for a long long time, you all know I'd traded writing passions and was working exclusively on screenwriting. So I'm feeling VERY rusty writing a novel,
But you all also know I've been seduced by the e-book phenom. The books out there are good, so mine will have excellent company :) BUT I needed a kick in the pants to get it done.
WOW is NaNoWriMo a fun kick. http://www.nanowrimo.org/
I'm writing, thoughts are flowing, pacing is fast, details aren't happening and I'm not editing myself (almost a first) I'm just writing the story. All the rest will come later.
By today, 1/4 of the way through-ish the month, I should have close to 11K words. Not there yet, but I'm not giving up. I will have the required 50k words by the end of the month in order to be considered a winner. I WILL. I vow in front of all of you. I have a blasted cold, but that will not keep me down.
Then I'll have the major portion of a book written. Not well mind you, but remember what I always say; you can't fix it if you don't have anything to fix.
Puke is what I'm doing, and I'm loving it.
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