nanowrimo for reals

As in National Novel Writing Month. As in trying to write a 50,000 word novel this month. No more “one of these days I’m gonna” — this year I am for real. (A few years back I did quite a bit of writing during NaNoWriMo on my languishing 15-year-old scifi novel, which probably shouldn’t count. Didn’t make it to 50,000 words either.)

I’m actually somewhat organized about my writing for once, and worked through the first few steps of the Snowflake Method, after getting an initial inspiration by some semi-random photos. So I have main characters and a plot, mostly figured out, although I’m planning on weirdness & serendipity. (!) I’m not sure if I want to write about it more than that, or if that will just invite my inner editor back in to look over my shoulder.

But so far in the first two days I’ve racked up more than 5300 words with early morning & late evening writing sessions, so I’m more than a day ahead of schedule. I’m hoping to keep ahead of schedule as long as I can, because I’m sure something will come along to throw me off track! Wish me luck. 🙂

4 Replies to “nanowrimo for reals”

  1. Thanks…I’ve been meaning to for years, and kinda started twice now, but this time it’s just rolling along like crazy. Helps that I keep telling myself “this is supposed to be totally cheesy.” That gets me through the “OMG this is so stupid and boring” moments!

  2. Wow, I’m NaNoWriMo-ing too! And I know two other random friends that decided to do it this year- must be some dramatic shift in the time-space continuum….

  3. I guess so. 🙂 Just feeling the need to kick my creativity back into gear. (What’s your username on the NaNo site?)

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