Monday, October 18, 2004

I Can't Believe I Did This...Moment

I said I was never going to do it, but I collapsed and did it. I joined NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). Why? Because I want to finish TK's story and if I have something pushing me forward with a deadline, I just may actually do it. Well, I'm going to do it.

In the beginning I was feeling guilty because TK has already been started, but today, as I was looking over my novel I realized I screwed up terribly between points A and B so guess what.... I have to start over.

This time I am making copicious notes and not really working with an "outline" per se, but actually a loose diagram of what I need to happen to get to point Z or at least X.

So, I will be starting over in time for NaNoWriMo. *shiver* So, an entire novel in a month. I know it can be done, and all they are asking for is 50,000 words. I'm pretty sure I can come up with that, and it doesn't really have to be finished as in a completed project by then. Still, it will take me really working and cracking to get the word count. My most important worry is keeping the story on track. I mean, I could write absolute garbage to reach 50,000 words.

There is a week bit of excitement as well. There is a potential for submitting this novel somewhere and having it accepted, and that is one of the most important things. Well, there are two major important things I want to have accomplished: 1) a good story is told; and 2) it makes it to its conclusion.

So, for the month of November you all may be coming with me on this wild ride of novel writing. Let's hope I succeed and don't kill anyone in the house, or outside of it! Just kidding.

1 comment:

Alex said...

Atta Girl!!! Welcome to the fun of "Novel" writing!! Don't forget: To develop the character's personality wise, have them do things that are logically within their personalities / experience, bring in some mystery and random chance etc., etc.. Of course I've never done it myself but what the hell!!