NaNoWriMo: Log Three

Seventeen days into November, and I can say confidently that I am not going to write 50,000 words in the next two weeks, I’d be impressed if I even made it to 25,000. Disappointing nobody but myself, I realize now that any free time I do have, I split up between television, Nintendo 3DS games, internet distractions, and gym stuff. If I had fully committed all my free time to writing, I probably could have accomplished the whole 50,000 – but for now, I’m moving the goal posts to a very, very low 10,000 – and maybe I’ll make 25,000 revised by the end of 2013.

Next year, I’ll have to keep in mind that NaNoWriMo is about writing in quantity, and writing right out of the gate. This, “write a few hundred words every day” approach I’ve taken does not result in a 50,000 novel. Maybe if I’m lucky though, I could end up with a 10,000 short story…

NaNoWriMo: Log One

The goal is to write a 50,000 word novel by the end of November.  Honestly, this is something I’ve wanted to do for years, but I’m going to do it this year. For real! I mean it!

No really, anything I say on this website is a pretty freaking solid promise.

NaNoWriMo is short for… National Novel Writing Month? That’s kind of silly, because it’s International, but whatever. There’s a website where you can sign up and all that stuff, but forget that. I can do this on my own! I don’t need yo’website!

I mean, I say that now, but just wait until all the ideas I came up with over the last two weeks turn into a “novel” short of 20,000 words. I don’t have much to write here, except to declare that I’m doing this, and to drop the title of my little novel: The Phoenix and The Marshall.

It’s going to be a sci-fi tale of two women, with a fairly wild-western premise. That’s the idea at least. I’m going to take a page from George R.R. Martin’s book and do that whole limited-perspective, point-of-view character thing.

And yeah, for somebody who’s declaring that they’re going to write a novel, this is pretty horridly written… but cut me some slack. It’s almost 3AM and I’m too busy listening to Wale to give a care!