I’m doing it.
I’m scared to announce it, and I’m scared I’ll fail, but I’m doing it anyway.
I will be participating in NaNoWriMo this November.
I am announcing it here because I need both encouragement and accountability. To succeed, I will have to battle the dragons of procrastination, perfectionism, and self-doubt, as well as the dreaded time-devouring monster known as the internet.
I have had a novel idea kicking around in my head for about 8 years. In November 2014, I tried to write it during NaNoWriMo, and failed spectacularly—I wrote about 860 words of the 50,000-word goal.
This year, I vow to do better.
I don’t have a lot of time left to prepare, but I have started prepping. I have tools to help with plotting and character building. I’m refining my main characters. I have bits and bobs of backstory that I have written over the years, a slightly better sense of where the book is going than I did in 2014, and a few more ideas on what happens along the way. I’m in a better place to write it than I was then.
And I know this idea is going to keep knocking at the door until I give in and write it down.
With perseverance and support, I believe I can do this. (To be honest, I don’t quite believe it yet, but I am going to keep telling myself I do until it’s true.)
It means you may not see me around much in November.
I’ll be prioritizing writing over blogging and even over reading. I have to, if I’m going to make my daily goal (1666 words per day – close to 4 pages, single spaced.) But I’ll try to pop in here at least once a week (hello, Sunday Post!) to check in and let you know how I’m doing. And I hope to get at least a few reviews written as well.
Click here to find out more about NaNoWriMo, or to sign up.
I’ll be rooting for you, Lark. Take the time and give it your all. I hope you find some time to update us once in a while.
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Good luck!! I’m so in awe of people who have great ideas for stories, and I wish you all the best in telling that story!
Good luck! I’m sure you can do it.
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Those dragons are tough to battle but I know you can do it! I’m so excited for you and will be rooting you on!
Nicole @ BookWyrm Knits
Best of luck and have fun! 🙂
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