In case you can’t tell by my catchy title, I have decided to join NaNoWriMo this year. For those of you writing noobs, NaNoWriMo is a super serious venture for super serious writers who need a deadline and other tortured artists to simultaneously guilt them into writing an entire novel throughout the thirty days of November.
This is their logo, I like it because it reminds me of my Scandinavian heritage. And my football team. #GOVIKES
The goal is to write 50,000 words by November 30th, but it’s not about publication or fame, it’s more a battle against your own will and the fear of rejection that propels you forward. Oh wait, no, that’s not it. It’s about feeling a sense of accomplishment and the ability to follow through on your commitments. Hmm, actually, it’s about whatever you want it to be about!
For me, finishing (or putting a dent into a novel) is going to make me feel like a bad-ass and will give me something to brag about at holiday parties. Plus, when someone asks me what I do, I’ll be able to say, “Blogger, SAHW (stay at home wife), AND Writer.” My point is, if I can write a novel then I’ll be able to do anything I set my mind to (well, anything that doesn’t involve adventure and the outdoors at least).
Or I’ll shut down this blog and never publish a story again because I’ll be so sick of writing by that point. I guess we’ll have to see what happens.
The good news is I ROCKED day one. Day one and I were a team. I wrote more than I was projected to write and I didn’t even hate it. Day one and I were in love.
Day two was this past Saturday. And I was all, fuck this shit. I don’t want to write anymore, it’s the weekend. I’m going shopping with The Scottish! Hours later, OK fine, I’ll write, but I won’t write as much as I did yesterday.
Day three was a Sunday. I decided to write a post about NaNoWriMo for DH instead of writing my novel.
Off to great a start!
Are you joining this month of fun? Have you done it before? Any tips are welcome!