that’s an oxymoron.
drew bees and good-looking men’s club don’t go in the same sentence.
About a month and a half ago, I started something called 1130, which is my version of NaNoWriMo. My goal was not to finish a novel by this date, but to get to a point where I had disciplined myself to get into the habit of working on the novel every day.
So, today being 1130, let’s take stock of the last month.
I’ve written 35,710 words. I’ve incorporated some characters from another unfinished novel into this one and they fit perfectly. I’ve created a town and its people and they’ve become part of me. I’ve written most every night (I write a daily progress report here) and I’ve gotten to the point where working on the story has become part of my nightly routine.
I like what I’ve written. I believe in this story and I believe in myself. I started out in October with a small idea and it’s grown into what I think is a really good story that’s going to be a pretty good book. Even if it’s a self published one.
I’m glad I didn’t do NaNoWriMo and put the pressure on myself to get to 50,000 words by today. 35,000 may not seem like an awful lot of words to get down in a month and a half, but I’m doing what I can with the free time I have and I’ve done it without neglecting anything or anyone. I’m proud of these words. I honestly did not think at the start of this that I would, on November 30, sit here and tell you I’m happy with what I’ve done and how I’m progressing.
I’ve got a long way to go. I estimate this is going to end up at about 60,000 words. So I’ve a lot left to write and then, ugh, the editing and rewriting. For now, I’m feeling really pleased with myself. Not even for the content of the story, but for sticking with it, for making a habit of writing and for coming this far without finding an excuse to ditch it.
[I just finished a chapter in which I killed off a character that I started out hating, but grew rather fond of. I feel like I should apologize to someone for that. ]
i feel like you’re emma thompson in stranger than fiction.
check em out or don’t, but thanks for putting up with that sea of youtube videos that all have the same image except for the last one.
I respect your right to have your opinion on a subject, but I don’t respect your need to belittle everyone whose opinion is not shared by you.
It may not be your intent to shame and/or alienate everyone who has put into practice something you loathe, but that’s what you end up doing.
This can apply to many people speaking on various topics. Not just the one at hand.
And if it makes me a dick for saying this, then so be it. If you get to use words like wrong and repugnant, people deserve to be able to respond.
i swear! i was just joking about star wars!
but seriously, i hope this doesn’t apply to me. i don’t think it does, but you never ever know.