Well. I said maybe I was, then I wasn’t, now I am. This NaNoWriMo thing is crazy. I’ve done it for several years, and here I am doing it again.
I never win. By that I mean I never achieve the 50 thousand words I’m supposed to produce. Interestingly, it’s about producing words. Not producing some good content. So you’d think I could do a massive brain dump and give myself permission for a terrible draft.
We’ll see. Stay tuned for some unexpected updates. Like. Maybe I finish. Or give up after 75 words.
Coincidentally, St. Teresa of Avila happened to write on scraps of paper (see picture above). Now that she and I are friends, maybe things will change.
I don’t know why she has a tambourine in this picture, but I’m going to take it as a sign that she’s my cheerleader. I’m sure that’s it, cuz I’d be sorely disappointed if it was to launch into a painful rendition of Kumbaya.
St. Teresa, pray for me.
Anybody wanna join me on the adventure? Look me up: Bego.
There’s less than a month to prepare. I’ve been doing laps around my laptop, cracking the fingers, psyching myself up. (I feel like I should play something from The Sound of Music).
It’s December 1 and once again I don’t have a novel. I have figured out that evidently it takes me three tries. That means next year! Grand total? 17k.
My good friend Darth says it well:
By way of explanation, I am diligently working on NaNoWriMo, which means, of course, that I have run out of words for here. And to add insult to injury, I am nowhere near the necessary 50,000 words to win. I lose again. I have discovered that it takes three consecutive nanowrimo years to finish a book, so maybe if I compile all the words from the previous two FAILS, I’ll have one. It’s cheating, I know, but I won’t get the “I’m a Winner” button. I do have some integrity.
Anyway, Nancy wanted some reading material, so here ya go dear! Enjoy!
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NaNoWriMo started. I posted my first bleary eyed entry at the NaNoWriMo tab. Read it now — it’ll be replaced with something new tomorrow!
And come play with me. I’m Bego at nanowrimo.org.
If you don’t know anything about it, go to the National Novel Writing Month website (and it would be cool if you donated, too). For 30 days in November, crazy people like me race to write 50,000 words before midnight on the 30th.
A regular sized novella is just 50k words. If you’ve ever wanted to write a novel, and you know you have, then the time to make up excuses is gone. This contest pits you against the clock, and challenges you with the tiniest little attainable goal: 1,667 words a day. For 30 days.
Piece of cake.
You can see my word progress on the widget in my sidebar, and you can see my daily writing posted in the NaNoWriMo tab at the top of this blog.
Join me by playing along or reading along. Either way, it will be an adventure.