When i started NaNoWRiMo at the beginning of the month i never really thought i would get to the 50,000 words to be considered a “winner”…… But, not only have i acheived that, but i did it on the 11th November! Im now on 58,155 which is incredible for me, considering i’ve only done a couple of short stories and a couple of peices for my Creative Writing class since leaving school. How mad is that? So now, im well on my way to having a novel under my belt. Trouble is, this first draft is full of soooo much crap (I didnt even use the spellcheck), so i guess i’ll be editing for quite a while lol
I never beleived for one minute i would get this far! Im an early riser, if im still asleep at 7am thats a lay in for me. Most mornings im up at 5/5.30 and i find its the best time of the day to write. Im currently on Chapter 12 (yes, they are small chapters, about 5 A4 pages each) which breaks down as 51 sheets of printed material (normal spacing). Its getting harder, knowing what pace to set with the story, to drag it out to the 50,000, not to give away too much too soon. I guess that comes with experience. Im aiming for 80,000 but im not sure i’ll get that done by the end of NaNo. Im worried though, that if i dont, i’ll end up putting it to one side and never really finishing it.
So whats it about? I’d describe it as a family saga…..The trials and tribulations of a middle class family who suddenly find their lives torn apart by a suicide, and thats all im saying….for now ;)
I lost my virginity yesterday, my NaNoWRiMo virginity….. I first heard about it in 2004, when i became involved with BookCrossing, and every year since then i have thought about it, but never quite been able to pluck up the courage…until 2010.
So yesterday ilogged 2527 words and started my first novel. Im not sure at this stage whether it will progress past NaNo, the main reason behind my reluctance to take part before was because i never felt that my writing was good enough. Im trying to put that to the back of my mind at the moment, stop being so critical of myself.
Today i have logged 1842 words, so im holding my own, and although today was a struggle, im hoping the next couple of days will be easier…until i get to that point where i ask myself….how the hell am i gunna drag this out over 50,000 words? lol