NaNo Again … How Did This Happen?

So apparently I’m attempting NaNoWriMo again this year. Whose idea was this?

Anyway, I’m taking the literary plunge and attempting to get lots of good work done on Behind Glass, which has been sitting on this blog at roughly 25,000 words for a very, very long time. Hopefully by the end of November a winning 50,000 will take it up to 75,000 words, though I’m not convinced it will be finished at the end of November. There’s a lot to get through; I’m not expecting it to be less than 150,000 words by the time it’s done, though hopefully I will be pleasantly surprised. 120,000 would be lovely.

Do I actually expect to get 50,000 words and win this year? Not really, which will be embarrassing after last year – I came in at just under 80,000. Admittedly, I didn’t have a job last year. More specifically, I didn’t have a job that starts late and finishes late. But maybe the lovely NaNo atmosphere will give me a push. At the moment, I’m trying to rework a bit what’s already written and then get a good, detailed plan done for the rest of the story before November, and I came home from work today eager to get a bit more done. That’s a good sign, given when I usually get home, like most people, I feel like collapsing in a heap and not moving until I have to do the work thing all over again the next day.

Buddy me up if you’d like to, all folks and friends also stuffing their Novembers full of glorious words – my username is narwhal_sonnets. If you’re wondering about that, feel free to look up narwhals and sonnets on this blog and learn why.

There will probably be another chance closer to the start mark, but just in case I forget – good luck to all WriMos and I hope your November is incredibly rewarding and productive and awesome.

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5 thoughts on “NaNo Again … How Did This Happen?

  1. Added you! And work really does get in the way, doesn’t it? I figure I’ll be doing most of my NaNo-ing late at night — work all day, relax all evening, panic, realize it’s almost midnight and I haven’t done any writing yet, write write write, sleep. Etc.

    • Sounds about right :) Finished your lovely novel last week, by the way. Contemplating an epic review, but it may take a while to get it down. It was so much fun to read; I don’t remember giggling so much in a book for a long time. Hope you’re uber proud of it – you should be.

      • Aw, thanks!!! I got a fairly lukewarm review yesterday, so it’s awesome to hear that you enjoyed it :D No epicness in the review required — you could write a single sentence saying, “It was funny. Lol.” and I would be happy. Well, that might be a bit brief. But you get the idea :D

  2. Best of luck! I ended up getting totally overwhelmed with life last year and had to bow out. I think I might be too chicken to try again just yet…

    • Thanks :) Even if we can’t finish, I still think NaNo is a good motivator in general for getting even a bit done. Better to be a NaNo participant than not be NaNo at all :D

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