My NaNoWriMo journey has been a failure because I have given up on it. On the other hand, I have landed myself a job 🙂 I’ll be out of action for about nine hours a day, not including sleep.
I’ve come up with two more story ideas, one is a YA thriller and the other is a zombie story. Note, all writers need to have a zombie story because there isn’t enough in the world right? HAHAHA
So I have about four stories that are currently occupying my head and all of them are about two chapters in with not much of an ending in sight.
I’m looking at the Reddit thread for this event and see that everyone is at the 10k mark. It’s hitting me hard that I’ve let myself fall behind. I’ve only written on 2 out of the 5 past days and I’m just on 2k. While my goal is 50k I’m not sure if this story will be that long. However, it is mostly planned out so I’lll see where it goes. I also have a goal for writing another 2k today.
So I doing this for the first time 🙂 I had signed up years ago, like 2012 but never committed myself to it. Now I’m going to try and write this new book idea that I am developing. At the moment I am writing out the scenes in order so that I will pretty much just hit the ground running. It’s another supernatural horror that will involve vampires 🙂
Despite taking my writing career seriously I have never participated in NaNoWriMo . . . ever.
I’ve signed up to the website, but that was years ago. I don’t exactly know why, but I suspect that in earlier years I didn’t have the courage the try something and then fail it. Or maybe that I hadn’t worked out how to plan and maximise my time. I’m still a bit disorganized.
Nowadays I don’t think I need to be prompted to write my stories like this. I’m mostly capable of sitting down and pushing myself to vomit out that sea of text. I mean I should be disciplined enough by now.
My greatest writing achievement (besides self-publishing and completing a creative writing degree) is that I wrote about 115,000 words in 57 days (that book is still on the backburner). I didn’t need NaNoWriMo to prompt me. It was the urge of a new bitching story that brought me in.
So will I fail to start it next year? Most likely.