Today officially kicks off NaNoWriMo! Woop woop!
I’ll be participating – but in my own way. I already know I won’t be able to write 50,000 words in one month without totally slacking in other areas of my life, resulting in losing my day job as well as my girlfriend. So instead I have set a more reasonable goal for myself. 13,000 words. This will be a short story/novella – potentially the first in a new series if I like the story enough by the time I’m finished. I hope to have the first draft done before Thanksgiving, then spend the rest of the month revising. 1 entirely new and polished novella in a month – that’s better than the 50,000 words of crap I would undoubtedly spew out (yes, spew) in my opinion. 😀
My other goals include:
- Not revising as I go – something I’m terrible at. I want to work on just getting the story out onto paper as quickly as possible, then trust the revision process to go back and fix things.
- Write something completely different than anything I’ve written before.
- And finally: Just have fun. Don’t constantly fret over whether someone will like it, or how many people will actually read it. Who cares? If I assume nobody is going to read it from the get-go, then I’m free to write whatever is fun and makes me happy – ultimately making for a stronger story.
I would make this post longer, but I seriously need to get some writing done. Until next time!