So I’m taking another break this week. I know that I just got back. But this month I’ve joined 300,000 writers in 60 countries in a quest to write a 50 000 word novel during the month of November. It’s National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo).
NaNoWriMo…So Close to Being Done…
Yes, that time of year again. It’s Week 4 of NaNoWriMo, and I’m at 43 000 words. See http://www.nanowrimo.org/en for an explanation about the wonder that is NaNoWriMo, if you’re not familiar.
There’s nothing in this for me except a certificate from the NaNoWriMo folk that says I wrote 50 000 words in a month and the satisfaction of knowing that, if I pull this off, I’ll have done it twice. And the pleasure of writing some fiction, which I rarely do anymore. Some people do edit their NaNoWriMo books and publish them…and I guess that I should never say never…who knows?
Right now I just want to get to 50 000 words. Writing that many words in a month is difficult when you haven’t been disciplining yourself to do so – I wrote 10 000 words this weekend just catch up, and the pace is getting to me. But I am going to finish this, if for nothing else to prove to myself that that finishing it last year wasn’t just blind luck.
Plus, I fell on Saturday night and did something to a rib, and I’m in a bit of pain. Not terrible pain – Tylenol is keeping it under control, and the x-rays I had today say that I didn’t injure myself in any way that I have to worry about. But, realistically, I need to choose between finishing NaNoWriMo or writing the blog this week – and I really want to finish NaNoWriMo now that I’m so close. Wish me luck!
I’ll be updating Twitter and especially the Facebook page…I’ve found some new bloggers that I’m really excited about, and I’d like to put up some posts from them. So be sure to check it out.
See you in December!