How we may feel sometimes during NANO…
Three lads sit in a stable and wait One already knows his fate the others still must sit and wait And wait, must we, ten days still to write our stories—gee, what a thrill!
Is anyone out there as excited as I am for NANOWRIMO to start? Well, if you are writing up ideas, re-writing up better ones, playing out scenes in your head as you’re trying to sleep, spending all your spare time writing down more ideas—alright I almost have my whole book written down—HUH!—then yeah, you’re about as excited…
I cannot help it—it just excites me! The thought of all that writing, who knows how many people across the world spending November writing down their own personal stories. But when I am through thinking of all that part, I think of my own story.
Last year was my first year participating. I reached my word-count goal, which was about 40,000—(I even went over it a bit). Anyway, just for fun, I tested out theWord-Count Goal Calculator to see what it said my word count could be…it said 171,360… Not really what I had in mind, but whatever. (Not that I wouldn’t love to write a novel with 171,360 words, but I just don’t see it working out very well.)
So anyway, if you are a novel-writing lover like myself, feel free to leave comments on your experiences! Do any of you know yet what your novel shall be about, or do to just wing it when November 1st hits?
(drawing above is of the main character for my novel: artwork by me)