Thoughts · Writing

NaNoWriMo 2012

Since the month is winding down now, I guess I’ll share how my month’s been. I attempted National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) for the second time this year. Last year I didn’t have a clue of what I was doing, and yet somehow managed to pull just over 20,000 words out of the air. This year, I had been planning my novel since last year’s NaNoWriMo…and made it to a grand total of 2,913. Fail. Haha. Although the day’s not over yet, and I could still up that count…but I probably won’t. I blame my procrastination issues. And the fact that the first week of the month, I had borderline bronchitis, so that wiped out a whole week of writing. Plus a little recovery time. After that, I lost interest for a brief bit. And then for the majority of Thanksgiving break, I was working like a mad…woman…on everything “social media”. I completely re-built my website, created a Facebook fan page, updated my Twitter, and then created this blog. In my mind, I think I should be allowed a little allowance here for not finishing my novel in time, seeing as I was so busy with everything else. Plus, I’m a lot happier now with everything done. 🙂
But I’m going off on a little bunny trail here…moving on…
I do have a couple of close friends here (as well as a new NaNoWriMo friend from the toe of the boot) who have all told me that they want to see me finish my novel. In my mind, I take that as more of a “you have no choice” kind of thing. So with that in mind, I am going to attempt to finish it. Whether or not I choose to publish it, I’m not sure yet. The plot sounded good at first, but now it kinda sounds cheesy to me. I’ve had a couple of people tell me that it sounds good to them, and they might want to read it. Even a guy friend of mine told me that he’s not one for the romance genre, but that it sounded really good to him, and he liked the premise for my novel. So I don’t know, I guess maybe that’s still up in the air for now. I should probably focus on finishing it first, then decide if I want to publish it or not. I have a couple of friends I could possibly give the rough draft to, if they wanted to critique it for me. That would probably help.
Anyway, so yeah, my month’s been kinda crazy. But I’m starting to think that’s just how my November is going to be from now on. I can easily see myself doing NaNoWriMo for a long time to come. Hopefully in the future, I’ll have better luck with finishing my novel within the month. And who knows? Maybe I’ll even finish it early one year. That would be awesome. And for anyone who’s following my blog, I’ll be having a NaNoWriMo novel word counter off to the side here (–>) until I get to that 50,000. So you can keep up with that, and pep talks would be appreciated, haha. And you will most-likely know as soon as I finish because I’ll probably post a celebratory post declaring that the 50,000 word count has been conquered! That will be a great day for sure.
Well, I suppose that’s everything for now. I’ll be posting again in a couple of days. 🙂

     Until then.
          -Liz

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