Can you feel it?
I’ve done a slight disservice to a few people this month on the subject of NaNoWriMo in regards to the target of 50 000 words. I’m not alone in having done so, and it’s not particularly egregious or anything but it bothers me enough that I wanted to set the record straight for me.
I’ve been a little too blasé about reaching 50K
Word count so far: 29103 (haven’t posted today’s yet)
Days I missed quota: 0 (yay!)
Fun had: A metric fuckton (That’s an industry term).
Body count: 1 (a redshirt, but it’s early)
Actual space pirating: Surprisingly little but again, it’s early
How am I doing?
I could not be more thrilled.
It’s been too long since I’ve updated. My wrist has been severely slapped. I’ve received several frowns from my love (which is worse than any punishment I can think of).
I am signed up and doing NaNoWriMo 2012. I’ve had my best writing come out of NaNoWriMo
I have some thoughts to share.
I’ve decided NOT to do NaNoWriMo in November.
I feel a little weird because I’ve attempted it (sometimes half assed I grant you) every year since 2006 and succeeded 3 times, and I’m not counting this summer’s success at Camp NaNoWriMo.
I will be writing in November, but I feel that I’ve gotten what I’ve needed out of NaNoWriMo and now it’s time to move on and focus on other things. NaNo taught me that I could write every day and finish a draft in a reasonable amount of time. I learned that I can write and write well when I have a good story idea, decent notes and detailed outline. I learned that discovery writing is a sure path to failure for me, even though I enjoy doing it.
If you are beginning as a writer, I highly recommend trying the National Novel Writing Month challenge at least once. You will not regret it.
If you are doing NaNoWriMo this year and you care to receive some advice from one who’s been there, read on!
I’m feeling lazy and slightly sleep deprived this Friday morning, so I thought I’d serve up a post filled with neat links I’ve found around the ol’ net. They are writing related of course.
I hope you enjoy,
To the interwebs!