It’s been one week, and I’m not going to lie, NaNoWriMo is kicking my butt. I feel like the only things I’ve been doing is working, writing, or rehearsing my part for the church Christmas production, The Grinch. But it’s all good, I’m trying to write a novel in just 30 days, not as easy as it sounds, which is funny because it doesn’t sound all that easy.
This year I have gotten to know a bunch of other people in my area who are also doing NaNo, we use the forums on the NaNo website to keep in touch, offer encouragement and challenges, etc. Anyway, a bunch of us communicate on Twitter and Facebook as well, and a little word count rilverly rose up between myself and GR Liz. Without even realizing it, we seemed to be trying to see who can reach 50,000 words faster.
But you know what? This is a challenge, not a contest. I will write what I need to write, and do what I need to do to achieve the goal of reaching 50,000 words and finishing the novel. That’s right, people. I’m not stopping at the 50K mark, no, I’m going until the novel is done. It’s not about racing others to the goal, it’s about pushing myself in my skills as a writer. And I will succeed!
Current word count for Written in Silence: 23,366/50,000!
Until the next entry,
Andrew Ronzino, Volunteer Brain Surgeon