NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) is just about a week away, and I am participating this year again.
As always, I’m excited and freaking out all at the same time. But, this year I have a better reason to freak out. Here’s why…
Well, I was going to hide quietly until November was over, even carry on with my singing lessons. That was the plan. Then I remembered the rush, the excitement of writing a book. You see it’s easier for me. I don’t actually find it difficult to write because you spend quite a bit of time alone. I’m an only child and I enjoy my own company. But those two books I’ve written before, were well planned. The ideas brewed enough at the back burner of my mind, it was a matter of time I sat down and wrote them.
This year, I only have two pages of character sketches, one page being the description of brushstrokes of my protagonist. Thank God, at least she has a name! Other than that, I’m pretty stuffed. I have a feeling that wearing pink coloured knickers to write for the sheer positivity just won’t cut it this time.
What’s ready for NaNoWriMo then, you might ask?
Well, my calendar. You know, the word count calendar I use every year with my name on it. The one I scribble down my daily word count on. That’s ready but I still don’t have coffee, snacks to get me through the month or even an outline.
Having said that, I decided to prepare myself for NaNoWriMo today. I guess, the pre-NaNo jitters eventually got me. And I had to do something about it.
I went over a couple of books that I read before, putting together the information about ‘shitty first drafts’ as I felt like I needed to convince myself again that it’s okay to write something messy.
I will talk about it in my next post before NaNoWriMo starts. Now, if you excuse me, I have some coffee to order.