This post is going to be short. I have already written well over 3,500 words today between a 2 and a third page paper for school and a massive chunk on my work-in-progress novel. Still, I felt this was a perfect time to give a massive shout-out to anyone who has actually finished NaNoWriMo.
For those of you who don’t know, NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month. It is that month of pure torturous bliss during which thousands of excited writers pledge to type 1667 words a day in order to complete a 50,000 word novel by the end of that month (November, in case you were wondering). I’m a little bit of a cheater in that I’m actually working on an already half-finished novel, but I’m planning on fulfilling the daily wordcount requirement…. I hope you hardcore nano-ers will forgive me.
But anyway, I say planning because it is very hard work. Its one thing to type up a few paragraphs for an essay. It’s another matter entirely to get almost two thousand words of half-decent fiction down every day for more than four weeks straight. It takes willpower. The kind I’m not sure I have… especially with Thanksgiving turkeys calling my name in a few weeks…
Ah well, I guess there’s finally a benefit to waiting until Christmas to get Halo 4.
At this point, I want to extend that shoutout to anyone who’s seriously attempted to ride this literary bull. I’m going to go do my best to grab it by the horns. So far, 2 days down, 28 more to go…. Looks like its going to be a fun November.