So for the second time I am going to make a go of NaNoWriMo. Last year I tried to accomplish the 50,000 word “novel” but I petered out on it rather quick. I’ve mentioned a few times that I’ve been looking to jump start creativity so I think this might be just what the doctor ordered to get things off the ground. Even if I don’t manage to “win”, I’m hoping it will at least get me back in to the swing of writing regularly.
I don’t have any particular idea for what kind of novel I’m going to attempt – but I’m not going to even really contemplate that until November 1st. I figure the best way of going about this is to just jump right in to the mix by writing whatever comes to mind at that particular moment and let my brain take me wherever it is that it wants to go.
50,000 words in 30 days, huh? Break it down and that’s about 1667 words a day. That’s a couple of single spaced sheets of paper. I know I can do that. In college I could rattle off a couple pages on just about anything in an hour or two. I’m going to have to forget about the over all goal and break it down in to smaller objectives. It’s an easier way to operate, breaking a big thing down in to smaller chunks. If I manage to keep that pace up for the first couple weeks it just might give me that confidence boost needed to plow through to the end of the month.
There’s still a couple more weeks before it begins, so I’m not going to give it much thought until the thing kicks off on the first.