I think in my case it should be called NaNoWriNO. Seriously, why do I think I can do this, only to fail year after year. Now this doesn't mean I'm giving up...but I am getting discouraged, which doesn't bode well considering tomorrow is only the fourth day. I'm just wondering why...just when we have something big planned like this...our bodies decide to be extra tired, our minds more clouded, more demands surround us from work and family? Is it the universe trying to tell us something?
Okay, I'm finished waxing thoughtful. I will try to soldier on.
Well...no comment on my progress because...well, no progress yet. I had no time to prep in October so that is what I'm trying to do now. I know, I know. That's not the way it's done. But when have I ever followed the rules? Probably why I don't have my novel written yet. Ack!
How about you? How are you struggling...or succeeding? Did you prep in October or are you still in the same boat as I am?
Am I ready? No. Am I ever ready? That would also be a no. But I never give up and so I'm jumping on the NaNoWriMo bandwagon once again.
To hold myself accountable and to offer support to my friends who are also braving the NaNo waters this month, I will be posting here daily, whether I've written or not. These posts will be for daily accountability and the comments each day will be a forum for my friends (and other NaNo participants) to stop by and share their struggles, successes, pretty much anything. It's a NaNo support group OR The--rant, share, vent, brainstorm, shoot the breeze--Support Group!
I hope you will join me so we can support each other in this daunting endeavor. Yes, I said daunting. Anyone would be a fool not to call it so.
Well, my two weeks of prep during Sit Down and Write 5 went down the tubes. I hope you all were able to get some writing in on whatever it was you were working on. You can leave me a link in the comments if you posted a wrap-up, or if you just want to let me know how you did. I apologize for dropping the ball.
Now onto the pink elephant in the room...Camp NaNoWriMo. Yup. I'm still going forward with it. I've set my word count for 30,000 words which is about 968 words per day, or counting 4.5 (approx.) weeks in July, that works out to 6,776 words per week (with a little under 3,000 for that half week). I am determined to put a really great effort forward this time. Not sure how I'm going to do it with work and kids and real life and all of my reading commitments, but I'm just going to do it. Just do it.
Are you doing Camp NaNo? Look me up over there...thetruebookaddict
Guess what? Sit Down and Write starts Monday! I know, I know. I'm so behind. Tell me about it. I sincerely apologize and I could postpone, but I'm not going to. Why? Because I've been planning this in my head for weeks and I am using this little write-a-thon (version 5...can you believe it?!) to prep for Camp NaNoWriMo in July. That's right...once more into the fray!
You might ask what you can do for Sit Down and Write. Well, you can catch up on book reviews (or other blog writings), you can work on your work in progress, you can journal, you can write short stories, you can prep your novel (research, take notes, etc.) or other writing project. I'm not fussy and I HATE rules. So, let's do this! Sign up below if you're in and write up a post if you want. I will be posting updates (you're like, "yeah, sure you will.") periodically so hopefully I can stop in and check on what you're doing...if I'm not hiding under a rock from my writerly misgivings.
Good luck! Now sit down...and write!
P.S. Don't forget to grab one of the gorgeous buttons I created for the occasion.
P.S.S. I forgot the to mention our Twitter hashtag! Tweet your progress at #sitdownwrite
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