NaNoWriMo is 16 days away and I’m already in a panic at the thought of nearly 2,000 words a day. But I told myself I would do it this year. I’ve even warned the boss man that I will be locked in my office for lunch every day and no one is to bother me or I will be an angry library girl. Can I really push out 50,000 words in a month? I’m generally a slow writer, this will be a killer challenge. I’ll give it my best and hope something half-decent emerges from the madness.
2 thoughts on “what have I gotten myself into…”
What’s your username on NaNo? I’m pookasluagh there. You can do it! I was an excrutiatingly slow writer the first time I participated too, but I took to NaNo pretty quickly. The important thing is to turn off thoughts of producing something half-decent. The goal is not to produce something good, but to produce a full product. Making it good is what editing is for. I’ve finished NaNo three times now, and two of my novels ended up okay, while one was a piece of crap. The first I did extensive editing to get one into decent shape (before I scrapped it altogether) and one into submittable shape. The crap-manuscript needed to be revamped altogether, and I’ll be rewriting it with a whole new plot outline for NaNo this year. 😀 I hope it’ll come out better than last time, but I have a feeling this one will be crap, too…
I signed up as emperatrix. Thanks for the encouragement! I feel that I need to try my hand at something different. I’ve been plodding along with “Secret Project #1” for too long, but I’m almost done and there are new plot bunnies stirring in my head. I will have to rein in my inner editor… I keep reading advice articles that all say the same thing “don’t edit, just write!”
Oh, the nail-biting anticipation!