Like every-single-bloody-year, I’m trying my hand at NaNoWriMo. The last week before it starts is always the hardest trying to hold back from writing all these ideas floating around. But I have been kept semi-occupied this year that made it a teeny bit easier.
I got WAY over 50,000 words of material ready, it’s the last book in a trilogy so I got all the characters, places, motivations down to a T at this stage. Now, I just need to get my butt in chair and write once November 1st comes along.
As always, I have a Love/Hate relationship with NaNoWriMo. I love it because for one month of the year I have an excuse to put my writing before everything else in my life.
Then why do I hate it?? Because it means that people who aren’t writers the rest of the year…Honestly don’t know why people do it when they aren’t….write 50,000 words and thinks it’s a novel and done and then swarm publishers and agents with whatever they’ve thrown together. So, I hate the whole main idea of throwing 50k words and hoping they stick, no matter whether they make a novel or not, but I like it for giving me a reason to actually put everything else a side and be involved with people who are doing the same thing as me.
– I got my food prep thought out for the first week – chick-pea curry that I’m batch cooking on Monday.
– Iv’e bought new comfortable clothes to sit around in and write. Sooo looking forward to putting them on.
– Got all due assignments done beforehand so I can free up as much time as I possibly can.
– I got my chapters, plot points and scenes all ready that I have 100k to work with. I’m just aiming for 50k, to finally say that I bet NaNoWriMo.