Post a Day 2013/2014

Day 126. Nanowrimo update

More like Nanowrimo fail. I’ve only written 4,000 words. That’s WAY behind. I actually haven’t written recently, at all. I knew that I likely wouldn’t make it to 50,000 words but I sure as heck didn’t think I’d only make it to 4,000. That’s only 9 pages (and that’s not even a full 9 pages).

Maybe I’m not the kind of author who writes books. Maybe I’m the kind who writes poems. Or blog posts. Maybe this isn’t a good time for me since I’m writing everyday already. Maybe, maybe, maybe.

The point is, I’m not going to make it, I’m not even trying anymore. It doesn’t matter my excuse, I’m not going to get the certificate (or whatever you get) for Nanowrimo 2013.

I’m not too disappointed in myself, a little bit, but not too much. Gene suggested that I should try to write at least 16 pages. He only said that because when he was in 2nd grade he wrote a 16 page story and he thinks I should be able to beat a 2nd grader. Well gosh, what an over achiever he was. I may try to do that though, we’ll see. I would like to continue writing the story, but in my own time. Maybe after I’m done with this blog challenge. Maybe once I can come up with a nicer outline.

I see that I’m saying a lot of “maybes”. I need to turn those “maybes” into “definitely” or “on X day”. I’ll work on doing that after Thanksgiving (see, I named a date, kinda).

Well, Nanowrimo, you did challenge me for a bit. And perhaps next year I’ll try again. But I’m not sure I’m cut out for the “write like crazy and write crap” style that obviously comes out of this challenge. I write crap on my blog sometimes, I don’t want it in my stories too.

Even if I didn’t finish the story, it helped me get to know my Dungeons and Dragons character a bit better, since the story is about her. And that in itself is pretty cool.

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