Wednesday, November 16, 2011

NaNo is a no-no

Posted by MANDI at 8:28 PM
Remember not so long ago when I got all crazy (okay, crazier!) and announced that I was giving NaNoWriMo 2011 a go? Well working on the plan that you write 50,000 words over the 30 days of November you're encouraged to aim for 1600 words each day. And at the end of the first week I had a grand total of zero words. Yep, zilch, zip, nada. Not a single word had made it onto paper and I totally beat myself up trying to work out how I could write 12,000 or so words in a way that helped the story I started last year (made it to 28,000 then) and made some sort of sense all inside a day or two. Then, finally, I had a brief moment of clarity and common sense and realised that, actually, I had a whole heap going on and I really, really didn't have the time, energy or will to take on one more thing. And the sense of relief was overwhelming. OVERWHELMING! And that helped me regain just the teensiest bit of sanity.

So I'm not doing NaNoWriMo 2011 after all. But I do love what I have written so far so I;m not pushing the writing idea entirely aside.

And I'm about to submit an enrolment application for a degree course for next year. And that's kinda crazy too.

3 comments:

Donna said...

More information, please.

Anonymous said...

Like Donna, more information please - oh and do you want me to hold the torch so you have more hours in the day? Mxx

Jen on November 17, 2011 at 7:51 PM said...

Wow, go you! I wonder what you're going to be studying? Maybe us in the blogosphere can help with your assignments?????

 

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