NaNoWriMo

I’ve signed up to NaNoWriMo 2011.

** UPDATE 3rd Dec 2012 : My carpal tunnels didnt like november very much. On the other hand I have 4 false starts to play with for ideas for 2012

 

National Novel Writing Month ( for anyone that wants to know what that is )

I get unprovoked suggestions from people who read the stuff that I do write, that I should possibly consider giving it a serious go. Which is the bit that scares the bejesus out of me. I’ve written and been writing for years. I have piles of notebooks and files and scribbles. All of it short stuff, or unfinished, which I then delete, burn, shred, destroy. I know I’ve written my hundred thousand words of drek before I can start for real. I just can’t offer any actual proof.

So I set myself a goal this year to write 50k words minimum with a start, middle and end. There should be a plot and some characters. I should finish the damn thing. It doesnt have to be perfect, it doesnt even have to be very good. I just have to finish it.

To see if I can.

Because if i can, then there’s no excuse not to give it a go for real, is there?

Two Thousand Words a day. Pfft. Nothing.

Between now and november I just need a plot.

I’ll check under the couch.

**UPDATE 17th October 2011
No, still not got a plot yet. However, I have spent loads of time researching the best writing software for ones iPad. If that’s not proper procrastination I don’t know what is !!
I may extend one of the travel journals a bit.
Or Something.

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