I’ve compromised my writing morals. I feel so dirty, accepting every single word that wishes to grace the page, going for quantity rather than quality, turning a blind eye to passive voice, overused weak words – sure no problem, the more the merrier. It feels so so wrong, but it has to be done. I can take the stink out of the manuscript later, but I can’t take the stink out of a blank page.
NaNoWriMo and the quest to write 50,000 words in 30 days is almost half way through. I’ve been getting up at crazy hours in the morning, staying up well past a decent bedtime and I’ve reached just over 12,000 words. At this rate I’ll finish by December 7, which means it’s time to wrap up this post, put on some mood music, and hit the writing.
I’ve got goals to conquer.
Are you participating in NaNo, and if so how’s it going? Are you planning on giving it a try next year? Or are you staying away from the insanity of it all?
It’s both nerve wrecking and exciting, but I’m gonna try to write a 50,000+ word novel in a month. That’s just 30 days. Does that sound as crazy to you as it does to me? I can think of tons of reasons I can’t do this. The holidays are coming up, the kids will be home from school half the month, I’m too stressed to write, getting up at 5:00 a.m. to write doesn’t sound appealing, my brain doesn’t work after 10:00 p.m., my muse isn’t returning my calls …
The list goes on and on, but I only need one reason to NaNo: writing is what I do. If I look at writing as my profession, as we should all do whether published or not, there are no excuses good enough to stop me from pursuing this goal. I have an outline ready, a fun cast of characters, and scenes I can’t wait to write.
November will be a crazy month at my house this year. Gonna need to stock up on brownies, Cool Ranch Doritos, and green tea ginger ale.
Do you plan to NaNo? What are you doing to prepare?