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I’ve got two people presuring me to do NaNoWriMo now. Its starting to really build in my head and more than likely I’m going to do it. I just want to give it a bit more thought before I acutally apply. 50,000 words is a lot to pump out in 30 days. In fact, it’s approximately 1,666 words a day. To keep ahead of the curve, I’d probably have to do 2,000 words a day average so that I could go brain dead on certain days.

It’s a grand coincidence that I dreamt of an intricate plot cross section the other day, and that could be expanded into a 50,000 word “story,” but at the same time, what if it’s an award winning idea and I waste it on literary masturbation. I guess I could always continue to develop and edit after November, but at the same time… Bah, who am I kidding. If I don’t force myself to write, it’s not going to be an award winning anything. I will continue to ponder the possibility and I’ll let you all know if I decide to do it next week. I’m gonna need all your support, encouragement, and constant hounding to do this, but I think I can.

At the very least, I can write 50,000 words of crap.

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I would encourage you to do it. I had friends do it last year, and it is a ride.
You could always use LJ as your method of writing. Instead of normal posts just make them all part of your story?

yeah, i know. im talking crazy talk.

I actually considered doing just that, but I think I need to keep it in a more manageable format. But I can promise that if I do in fact do this, I will keep a log here (or at ) and will more than likely post excerpts along the way.

I’m not confident enough with my writing to blindly post raw work to the public.

That’s because heather and i know you can do it. If you will or not… that’s a different story.

See what sucks most for me is tht Novemeber is in the high work volume time at both jobs. I’m working overtime I’m stressed I get no sleep, etc. But some how I manage to crank out a couple thousand words every year anyway.

This year I cheated. I started my character sketches a little early. Hell, I think it’s okay. I don’t have plot lines or anything yet, just characters I want to see in a story. Maybe try that to ease some of the stress.

they actually say you can make outlines and notes in advance, just no true prose. I have been mulling over some more details that will be going up on in the next day or so and then I’ll decide based on that as to whether I’ll actually participate or not…

…but then again, I’ve been flapping my gums about it so much, I think I’ve already dedicated myself to the project.

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