Ok, fine, I do have a few ideas but none comprehensive enough to make it the backbone for this year’s NaNoWriMo novel. They’re just circulating in my head, putting each other down and fighting for attention. It’s a chaotic place up there.
But you know what? The great thing about NaNoWriMo is that it’s all about trying. So what if I have close to no spare time in November? So what if I’m ill prepared? Who’s gonna shake their head in disappointment because I didn’t end up completing the darn thing in a month (provided that my inner perfectionism is tied up to a pole and forbidden from expressing any hint of disapproval) — and most of all, who is to say that I won’t miraculously reach the word limit by day 30? As long as it’s not Dec. 1st, the outcome is subjected to last minute changes.
Optimism aside, I honestly NEED to zero in on an idea.
It was really late at night, I had just turned off the computer and was making my way towards the bathroom to get ready for bed. I mechanically flossed my teeth, washed my face, and walked to my bed while planning future events in my NaNo novel. I got as far as mapping out, mentally, what the next seven chapters will be like and curled into bed.
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The first day of NaNoWriMo, The novel decides that he wants to be a Realistic Fiction. When the second day rolls around, he’s starting to think that being a Romance might be really fun. By the third day, he’s getting a little sensual. (Just a little.) On the fourth day, he is too occupied with the election results to do much thinking but still manages to venture into the land of Science Fiction. Now, it’s the fifth day and he’s excited that he MIGHT just settle down and stick to one idea. 😀
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One of my professors believes that procrastination is a cognitive style, especially for a creative piece of work. It sounds awfully good on a slow writing day like this. (NaNoWriMo and slow writing? Oh the irony.)
So first day of NaNoWriMo, my inner perfectionism jumps out at every opportunity just so she can point her horny black finger at me and laugh at my wordless drought. The result?
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– Happy Halloween! –
I said I was coming back with a vengeance on those darn recaps. Sorry, I lied.
I’m going to redirect my energy for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). So, that’s 50,000 words in 30 days. (I better start thinking on my feet.)
Recaps are still being put on hold and are likely to be produced at a very, very, slow rate. Unless I miraculously get through the word count by the 25th. (Miraculously.)
PS: If you’re doing NaNoWriMo, add me, nag me, guilt trip me, and shame me into completing the 50k minimum word limit, please.