National November Writing Month. A time where writers all around the world test the boundaries of insanity while trying to write a 50,000 word novel in thirty days.
I have accomplished this twice now, and this November is my third time around. Note: quantity is not always quality.
And this is where I’ve stumped myself this year. I have 4 days left to finish the word count, and I’m a little under halfway there. I’ve come to terms that I might fail this year, and that’s okay. The point is that I was writing, right?
Hopefully! I think that my stubborn perfectionist self got in the way this year. I didn’t have the dreaded writer’s block, thank goodness, but I wasn’t able to continue on until my scenes felt like gold.
Which they didn’t. Which is the point of NaNoWriMo, and writing in general. I can’t remember who’s wise words they once were, but they went a little something like this: you have to write a hundred pages of shit in order to get a diamond.
Nonetheless, I am crazy, and for the next four days I will try my hardest to catch up! We’ll see how this goes.
Are there any other Nanowrimos out there? What helped you or hindered you this month?