I’m freaking out a little bit as well as second guessing myself.
Have you heard of National Novel Writing Month? Those in the know, refer to it as NaNoWriMo and their motto is, “November 1st-30th Thirty days and nights of literary abandon.”
My friend Donna, from
Donna and the Dogs Just Toby asked me if I’d participate with her. And in a moment of folly, I agreed.
The challenge is to write the rough draft of a novel, (50,000 words) in a month.
The month of November. You know the month that’s currently four days away.
The same November which includes the last 30 days in my personal challenge of writing a blog post every day for two consecutive years.
Now I’m sitting here saying, what was I thinking?
- I’m 33 days away from completing my two-year challenge.
- I’m in the beginnings of hosting a fund-raising calendar event.
- I just started a Co-Hosted Follow-Up Friday Blog Hop.
- I’m helping throw a baby shower in three weeks.
- I’m going to visit my sister for three days over Thanksgiving.
- Delilah and I are signed up to start a tricks class on the 13th.
Just where the hell am I going to find the time to write 50,000 words?
You may remember the success I had with my previous novel. Yeah, you know, the one that’s stalled at about 27,000 words. 27,000 words that took me MONTHS (that’s a plural right there) to write. The same novel I haven’t touched in months. Now I’m no mathematician but I know damn well 27,000 is way less than 50,000 and 90 days is way more than a month.
I have to tell you, I’m kind of stalled with the first novel and the second novel is rolling around in my head, in fact it’s been rolling around for months, which I think is exactly why I haven’t been working on the first one.
Donna messaged me Friday night and asked if I still wanted to do it.
I’m pretty sure I do. I’m also pretty sure I won’t get 50,000, but I won’t know unless I try.
In order for this to work, something’s got to give.
You guys know I love comments right? I love your comments and I love responding to your comments. It can however be very time consuming sometimes.
It pains me to say this but, I may have to stop replying to every single comment. I may have to lump them all into one single comment or (HORRORS) not reply at all.
That’s my plan for the moment. If it changes, I’ll let you know.
By the end of November I’ll probably look like this.
What is that saying? If you want something done, give it to a busy person.
Any tips, thoughts or suggestions? I could use the assist.