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Monday, November 1, 2010

No No to the NaNo

It's National Novel Writing Month and I can honestly say...

There is no freaking way I will ever get a full novel written in one month. So I'm not even gonna try.

I'm the type of writer who tries to get everything right the first time. Or at least "right enough" that I only have to re-draft seven or eight times.

I work full time, take care of three kids and a husband (so you might as well count that as four kids), help with homework, write, exercise, blog, be a friend, and try to sneak in a few hours of sleep every night. If that makes you tired, it should. It certainly makes me tired.

But I'm off on a tangent. I guess what I'm trying to say is that there isn't much room in my life to do things a million times because I didn't get it right the first go around.

Anyway...I did think it would be a good time to set a lofty goal for myself in regards to my writing, because frankly, the other facets of my life have almost nixed my attempts to get something on the page. Therefore--




My humongous goal--that is going to be stinking impossible to accomplish, but I am determined to do it--is toWrite 30,000 words in the month of November on my current manuscript.

I figure that if I "Put it out there" then I will be more likely to try to accomplish said goal. It will be HARD. But isn't that what a lofty goal is supposed to be?


DO IT...




What is your goal for the month of November?


Kristina P. said...

Just the thought of doing something like that makes me want to shoot myself.

Laura Marcella said...

Awesome! You can do it, Margie!!! I'm doing NaNo again, but I only have one "kid": my husband, lol!

Good luck and happy writing!

Andria said...

I'm doing NaNo again this year. I am not one of those "throw it up on the page" kind of people; I don't do much editing while I write. It can be troublesome, but it's how I roll.

I just finished a novel a couple of weeks ago and I'm using NaNo as my "in the drawer" time for it. The novel I just finished did take at least 6 months, so I'm not usually this crazy. Just in November.

Matthew Rush said...

Hi Margie. I came over here from Jennifer's blog when I saw your comment. I'm now your newest follower.

Nice ta meet ya!

My own Nov writing goal is simply to get another 3 or 4 chapters finished in my big re-write. With that and everything else I'm way too busy for NaNo.

Melissa said...

You can do it!!!

I'm doing NaNo this month... YIKES

Elana Johnson said...

Look at you, making goals. :) I'm going to finish my first draft of my second novel. Just watch me.

Good luck with your 30K!

Lois D. Brown said...

Ok, I've been thinking about my goal all morning since reading your blog. You've almost given me the energy to make a big old huge one like yours. HOWEVER, I'm a little more sane and am going to say I'm going to write 15,000 in November (and mind you Thanksgiving is this month.)

PurpleMist. said...

Good Luck!

I'm trying Nano this year for the first time. Holding up so far, hope I'll make it!