November starts this Friday. How that happened, I don’t know. But the year has sped by.
Remember that girl? From last November? That’s me. Yup. In the throes of November. The agony of writing a first draft in one month.
It’s called National Novel Writing Month. NaNoWriMo. And I wrote the first draft of My Mother’s Chamomile last year. This year, I hope to get a good start (at least 50,000 words) on my next novel.
It’s completely do-able. I just have to buckle down and do it.
And make sure the writing isn’t completely horrible by the end of the month.
Although I made it last year (in 2 weeks), I’m not so sure about this year. I’m writing a bit of a more challenging, more literary novel. The voice is different. Setting, characters, plot…all very removed from what I’ve written before.
But I’m excited. Very excited.
If I don’t end up making it, oh well. At least I tried.
For now, though, I need to start cleaning off my desk. And stocking up on coffee.
So, tell me. Have you ever set a crazy goal for yourself? Maybe a marathon or a sewing challenge. Did you make it? Give up midway? Do better than you expected? You mind sharing how you did it? I love hearing from you!
I made wedding dresses for all four daughters. Three of them got married within 364 days of each other. Oh, and did I mention that I made the bridesmaid dresses, too? My husband likes to tell the story of me hemming up a dress on the way to the church. Yep, that’s me. Judy
Now, I can admire that! My mom has always done sewing projects like that. I know how much skill and time that takes. You rock, Judy!
You can do it! I know you can.
Plus I’m going to check on your progress 😉
Thanks, Peter! I’ll keep a running tab on the word count. 🙂