After all the prep and planning, the time has finally come. NaNoWriMo is here. Tomorrow night I’ll be up and waiting for the clock to strike 12:00am, Thursday, November 1st. Let National Novel Writing Month begin!!
I’m ready to pull together all the notes, brainstorms, and ideas, and hopefully, write a cohesive story. The most important thing I have to keep in mind is it does not have to be perfect. One of the objectives of NaNo is to write without having my inner-editor come into play. So I’m locking her up in the storage unit outside and not letting her in the house until December 1st.
It’ll be hard for me, but I’m determined to heed the advice of many who have done NaNo before, and I’m going to repeat this aloud every time I sit down to write.
“I WILL NOT EDIT AS I WRITE. I WILL NOT EDIT AS I WRITE. I WILL NOT EDIT AS I WRITE. “
I have no choice. In order to get through NaNo, and finish , I must keep this in mind at all times.
I’ve had a lot of people ask me what my story is about. I don’t want to reveal that quite yet, but I will tell you it’s completely different from Amelia. I’m trying a new genre, and for the first time ever, I’m going to try write in the first person narrative, which is going to be very tricky for me. The story concentrates on four characters and there are many subplots and stories within the main story. Stringing it all together will be difficult, and I’m not sure how it’s all going to work out, but I figure if I’m going to do this, I might as well dive in head-first and challenge myself to nth degree.
Do I know what I’m doing? Not really.
Am I biting off more than I can chew? Yeah, probably so.
Am I going to finish NaNoWriMo? Yes.
I will write 50,000 words in the month of November. Period.
I wish all of you that are taking on this challenge a lot of luck, a lot of inspiration, a lot of coffee, a lot of support, and most of all, a lot of confidence that you can do it. Most of us will have messy houses, neglected spouses, friends, and family, ruined diets, and little sleep by the end, but it’ll all be worth it. Even if you don’t get to 50,000 words, it will be worth it. Every word you write makes it worth it!
We can do this! Now, let’s go! Let’s Rock NaNoWriMo 2012!
Until next time…