Sleepwalking my way through life: Writing to the x-treme



Writing to the x-treme

It is midway through October already. The month seems to be flying by at quite a pace – and for once I am so absolutely desperate to slow it down. In seventeen days it will be November, and with November comes my first ever NaNoWriMo. This began many many months ago, with Angelique and Elisabeth telling me how amazing it was, and how it would be an experience to remember. At the time I happily signed up to their mailing list, joyously letting them know my email address so they could notify me when it was time to sign up. I bubbled with excitement as I thought of what I could write about, how I would do it and how incredible it would be to not only finish a novel, but to start one.

And I forgot about it. Weeks went by and it slipped from my mind completely. That is, until I received a reminder email two weeks ago.

And so, after many minutes of convincing, I have signed up – officially – with NaNoWriMo. I have a few story ideas lined up already, with plot developments and sudden twists in the making, but fifty thousands words worth of it?? Ever since my English dissertation of four thousand words I’ve turned my nose up at essays (“Seven hundred words? I can do that in my sleep.”), but faced with the prospect of fifty thousand words I have a sensation that must mimic how an ant feels against a building.

Along with me; Jules, Elisabeth and Kiwi are having a go at it too.

I think that this will be a lot like the Blogathon, except hardcore.
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2 Comments:

At 3:36 pm, Anonymous Elisabeth Ice Cream said...

You know, I checked my novel, and it turnes out it has about 60 262 words in it. That took me two bloody years, and I do not think I will be able to write 50 000 words in 30 days. I think I will have to just write for fun and do the HARD CORE bit next year.

(But Im gonna write your socks of, Joe!)

 
At 8:24 am, Anonymous Jules said...

WOOHOOO!

*faints*

 

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