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Counting to infinity, twice.

I will be taking part in NaNoWriMo this year. It's my first time, so I'm unreasonably excited about it. I also realize it's a good idea to brag widely about it, since it will then be all the more embarrassing if I don't beat the deadline.

Which won't happen since I will, in fact, roundhouse-kick it into the next galaxy. At least.


I had twelve story ideas to choose from, but since I'd already committed to one at the beginning of October, there was no sense in changing that. Not that I did much writing done in October, so basically I'm going in with a book title and a first line, a beginning and an ending. Everything inbetween can take any shape at all; I have only the vaguest idea of what the plot might look like.

That's not a problem, it's an opportunity. I've spent a lot of time scared of my own imagination, writing synopses that might have been logically sound but which I didn't like and didn't want to write. This time I'll try something different.

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hardlyfatal
Oct. 29th, 2006 06:41 pm (UTC)
I've actually been considering joining NaNo myself, for the same reasons you've mentioned. This is also helped by the epiphany I had about my story the other night, lying in bed with a bad cold, completely schnockered by the boozy homemade "cough remedy" I'd drunk.

So, yeah, I have to pretty much start over anyway. Also, I'm sorry I haven't been able to get together to chat about things lately, my life is so busy and I'm so distracted and tired. The 6 hour time difference doesn't help, either :( Stupid ocean, always in the way. [kicks it]
technoelfie
Oct. 29th, 2006 09:22 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry to hear you're sick. I hope you get well really soon!

As far as NaNo goes, I've decided that it's no use to wait for the right time to do something, and I'm done with looking for excuses because I'm too good at finding them.

If I want something enough I should be able to make room for it even if I have a really busy life--which I do at the moment. I've decided I want to write but I also want to keep my day job, since I quite like having money. Therefore, I have to find a way to get around the daily annoyances anyway, and that's what I'm hoping to do in November.

I hope that by jumping into cold water I'll develop a daily writing routine that's independent of whatever else I'm going through at the moment.

As far as the chats go, I've sent you an e-mail.
(Anonymous)
Oct. 30th, 2006 02:57 am (UTC)
I'm feeling better already, Friday and Saturday were the pits for me but today my mood is vastly improved (even though I'm still stuffy and uncomfortable).

I agree with you about the making excuses-- I'm far too good at it, too.

Have replied to your email, you should get it soonish.
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