I have wanted to “win” nanowrimo ever since I first heard about it. I even wrote an essay about it for an undergrad class (topic: dreams, or something equally vague). But November is such a bad month for writing: birthdays, Thanksgiving, Christmas shopping, Thanksgiving, finals, Thanksgiving.
I’ve also never seriously tried to finish nanowrimo. This year, I hope, will be different. I’m bending the rules a little bit: my goal will be to write 50,000 words in a novel, but I’m not going to limit myself to a new novel. What’s the point in starting a new one when the old one isn’t finished yet?
One of the challenges I will need to overcome is being able to write 1600+ words a day. Every day. Even when I’m tired. The organizers of the event say a key to success is to write fast. No self-editing, no stopping to think. Just write.
That’s what I did for today’s post. I did not have a topic in mind, so I just started writing. It worked!