AAAGHH!! You guys!! I WON NANOWRIMO!!!! :O
I can’t believe I did this. This is the most I’ve ever written in a month and you know what’s even more amazing? Is that I’m not even DONE with this book yet!! For me, that’s pretty exciting since I’m new to the whole “writing longer books” thing. XD SO I’M REALLY EXCITED!!! 😀
*SQUEAL* I DID IT!! *said in a squealish voice* XD
Okay, I’m actually super into my story right now, so I’m gonna keep on writing. Maybe for the rest of the day. Cause I’m finally excited and enjoying this book, so yeah. LET’S DO THIS! XD
To those who won NaNo – CONGRATULATIONS!!!! *high fives* You did a pretty amazing thing, you know that?? 😀
To those who aren’t done yet – don’t worry. You CAN do this. And even if you don’t meet your goal, it’s all good because you still wrote a lot and you did as much as you were able, which is awesome!
Alright, I’m off to write with Cookie if she’s going to still… I think she is… *thoughtful grin*
P.S. I JUST CAN’T BELIEVE I WON!!! XD
Hi everyone! *waves*
I am currently stranded in the car with my mom cause our car was overheating and now we are waiting for my dad to get here and look into things. Yippee. XD
Anyway, I thought I’d talk to you all about how my first week of NaNoWriMo went.
I set my alarm for like – 7:45’ish so I could get started writing right away….
That didn’t work out as I had planned. My morning routines got in the way of that. *glares at Facebook and WordPress Reader* So I didn’t get started writing until after 10. *shrugs*
The weather was just perfect for writing! I was so excited!
I’m pretty sure I ended my word count on a little over 2,000 words that day. Pretty good
Ugh. This day wasn’t good. I couldn’t seem to find the motivation to write and was just really blah. I didn’t start writing till like 9:30PM and only got in about 200 words. Bleh.
This was a writing day for me, but um, I only got in about 2,000 words…. Not good. I was insanely distracted.
Another writing day and got in another 2,000 words. I’ve realized that’s my average daily word count XD
And then there’s today….
I haven’t written yet and probably won’t get a chance to till tonight. My total word count is over 6,000 words right now, which I feel is pretty good. I’ve gone through some depression and simply not wanting to write moments, but yeah, I think I’m doing pretty good so far…. I think….
Anyways, how are you guys doing? Are you surviving this? Or are you falling through a dark hole that you can’t climb out of? Let’s support each other!! 😀
*screams head off*
NaNo is in just a FEW DAYS!!! ZE PRECIOUS NANO!!! OH, COME TO ME, MY SWEET!!!
Speaking of sweet…. it is a well known fact that writers around the world depend upon chocolate to get them through the torturous writing days that seem to eat you alive.
Last year I had no chocolate. No yumminess of any kind. Perhaps that is why I failed. Because I had nothing to keep me going through the day.
I will not allow that to happen this year. So you know what I did? I got me some “extravagant gifts of deliciousness.”
And of course….
I’ve read that people usually reward themselves with a bit of chocolate after meeting their goal, so chocolate will be my rewarding treat.
Do you have any snacks or drinks to get you through this time of peril (admit it, thousands of characters are going to be killed off during November and you will most likely be one of the murderers. Poor guys.)?
As each day passes I grow more and more excited for Nano and also a teensy bit worried that I’m being crazy and will not meet my word count goal… o_o
*glances at plot board* *sees list of characters* *becomes confused* Christine is a main character?? Huh. Okay. XD
On a side note, I’ve come to the conclusion that research is hard and I don’t know why I ever had the desire to do it.
Good luck to those participating in NaNoWriMo! *waves*
Do ya’ll realize how close NaNoWriMo is? Huh? Huh?
NO, DON’T TELL ME HOW MANY MORE DAYS. I COULDN’T HANDLE IT!!! *wails*
Okay. But seriously. NaNoWriMo is just around the corner (*whimpers*) and I’m beginning to feel like I am doomed.
Alright, yes, I admit, I’ve been feeling this way for a long time. BUT NOW IT’S REALLY KICKING IN!!!
Let’s take a look at what I’ve done so far in preparation for this dreaded -yet, anticipated – writing challenge:
1. I have gone through depression, being brain dead, and feeling completely uninspired.
“YEAH, I’M SO PREPARED!!!” She said sarcastically… XD
2. Inspiration has struck – Plotting accomplished!
3. Characters have been created – Character Worksheets complete!
Ugh. This took foreeeeevvveeerrr…. And I still need to think of last names which is super hard!! *cries*
4. Typed up extra little facts and tidbits on the computer – WAIT IS THAT A PLOT HOLE?!?!
I have a few plot holes that I need to work on…. And I really don’t want to… And I need to do research, too and – well – that brings me to my 5th step….
Mmmmm hmmmm…. Lots and lots of procrastination…. *smiles innocently*
Now for the final step….
6. Self doubt.
*stares blankly at screen* *whimpers* *sobs*
HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO WRITE 25,000 WORDS DURING THE BUSIEST MONTH OF THE YEAR?!?!
I have my dad’s birthday, my brother moving, a craft fair that I really need to prepare for, Thanksgiving, the craft fair itself, and I’m gonna be redoing my room!
Last year, I didn’t even reach 6,000 words, guys. There’s just – there’s just no way.
BUT I HAVE TO DO IT! SOMEHOW!
So here’s what I’m going to do.
I’m going to start preparing for the craft fair now.
I’m going to create a plot board for the book that I can refer to.
I’m going to create a well-balanced schedule to make sure I have enough time to write and do the other things I need to do throughout the day.
And I’m going to hang on to hope and try to believe in myself. NaNoWriMo feels impossible to me, but I want to do it. I want to make this work.
So tell me, are you doing NaNoWriMo? Are you going through doubts? What will you do to make sure you meet your goal?
I’m probably going to host some Word Wars on here during November… do you think I should?
Best of luck, my writing friends. We can pull through this together!! 😀