November Insanity Begins Now
Word has it that writers have slipped their collective mental gears and run to the kick-off of NaNoWriMo.
And word has it correctly. I’m in the running myself again this year, although with any luck whatsoever, I might just be able to complete it this year.
Two years ago I was pulled away by a family crisis just one and one half weeks prior to the end. Last year I was called again, this time due to my father’s hospitalization.
This year I’m determined to make it through to the end.
For me this writing challenge isn’t so much about the 50,000 words. It has to do with taking one complete month and dedicating it to writing and only writing and having something finished at the end of that time. I’m not doing a novel. I’ve tried that twice before and look where it got me.
This year I’m attempting to get two books of poetry written, maybe even to the point where they can go to my editor. On top of that I’ve committed myself to also writing a children’s illustration story book. Not a picture book. Those happen in April.
No, this is a story book for slightly older children, with photos as the illustrations. I already have the storyline in mind with a few characters and a few twists. It’s all fantasy, of course, but what else would it be at this time of year.
Wish me luck. I know that I’m going to need it. Of course, most of my writer friends are going the NaNo route, as well, so I won’t be alone in my mania. And before you ask, yes, I do know how much I’ve bitten off. If I don’t get completely finished to my satisfaction, at least I will have tried, focused, concentrated and worked.
I’ll have that reality to cling to during my exhausted state on the other end of this month. Will I regret any of this? Not on your life. I tend to do better under pressure. At least that’s how it’s worked in the past.
So, there you have it. I’ve come to the brink of the abyss. I stand on the edge ready to plunge off the cliff. In case you’re wondering, I do wear a ‘chute.
Now I have to take care of my other blog before loading the coffee mug and cracking knuckles.
Take care, all. Have a great week. Enjoy what you do because you could be in a position where you have nothing to occupy your time except look at bare walls or watch the grocery trucks unload.