Thursday, October 18, 2012

NaNoWriMo 2012

Next month it will be, NaNoWriMo. Thirty days of nonstop finger-aching literary genius. Or crap. It can always turn out as crap.

This is the first year I heard about NaNoWriMo. Originally it was an acronym that I could hardly decipher, now I’ve looked forward to it for months. Over the course of November I will attempt to write 50,000 words to finish my fantasy story. By my non-scientific calculation, that is finished. Done. If the current rate of words per chapter holds.

Writing is not just about finishing a project, although that is the goal. What is most important to me is to create the habit of creating so much in so little time. Kick laziness out the door and achieve the dream! The phrase, “Work on it tomorrow” is so overly and irritatingly used. This time I’m doing it now.

Although I’m wary of the chances of actually completing NanoWriMo. The fantasy I’m working on does not qualify as I have already put in significant work into it. So what I’m doing is writing a story alongside finishing the original in one month. A tall order, but one I think I can hold down. Genre writing is best writing.

Something I hope to do is write some of the experiences from November here. Typing 3000 words per day will be its own unique challenge and hopefully some of those will be entertaining to tell about. Let the madness begin…in two weeks.