Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Cliche & Crazy

I am starting a blog right before I start NaNoWriMo to talk about my progress on writing a novel. The idea behind NaNo is that you write a 50,000 word novel in the 30 days of November. If you finish, even though all first drafts stink, you are called a WINNER. So my husband asks, "Why would you want to try to write more than the 50,000 you have already signed up for?" That seems like a fair question, but the problem is I have no answer. It kinda makes me want to put my fists on my hips, stick out my tongue and give him a raspberry. However, slightly more rational side of me is left wondering.

I have participated in NaNo 2 years in a row, but have never won. The first year I pansted it to 25,000ish words. The second year I used bullet points and pushed on to 35,000ish words. So I am thinking that the third time is the charm and I guess I just need to throw another road block in my way. Just kidding, I hope.

The big difference is this year I have plotted things out. I think I have strong characters and know where my plot is heading in advance. Like a map, it is nice for me to know where I am going then I can take the direct route or find a few detours and always be able to get back on course.


  1. Great blog lady, your'e going to make it this year! We start the maddening fun at midnight whoo hoo!