Friday, October 24, 2008

In the lead-up to National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), my nerves won't settle down. Writing 50,000 words in the space of one month is a mammoth task which I'm not sure I'm up to - especially while working full-time, trying to see my husband every once in a while, and playing computer games. I may have to sacrifice the computer games. And some work. (Not time at work, just doing the actual work. That can wait till December.)

I've actually cheated a little and started writing already. I'm fairly sure most participants will do the same. You see, I had a lot of trouble figuring out what to write about; if I could have figured that out I would have just started on a plot outline now, and not started writing properly until November. However, with no real clue... I just wrote a sentence. And then another one. And another one, and so on. So my novel will go wherever the next sentence takes it, with no plan in my own mind. This novel will surprise its writer at least as much as any reader!

Fortunately it doesn't have to be good, it just has to be 50,000 words. If you're unlucky, I might post it (or some of it) here (or over at Stace Writes, my other long-neglected blog) when it's done. If I ever finish it!

3 comments:

WW said...

You've definitely got to post it...somewhere...at least, if you're so inclined...

Frank Baron said...

Good luck Stace. Lots of folks from my writing board take part each year. Crap or classic, it's an accomplishment just to finish a book-length ms. :)

Stace said...

WW - I posted it just for you ;) hehe

Frank - I should have known you'd know what I was talking about... most people around here, you mention NaNoWriMo and they stare blankly at you. hehe