I think the entire writing world is abuzz with Nanowrimo. Hazah! It starts tonight. At 12:01am thousands of people will be counting down as if it were New Year’s Eve. But no ball will drop, instead these masses will be pulling out their laptops to write. To make all their plot bunny dreams come true. To finally call themselves novelists.
I’m as stoked as anyone can be. I’m also a little nervous, because I’ve made my personal goal harder this year. I have vowed not only to reach my 50,000 words, but also to complete the story. To type the words “The End” by 11:59pm on November 30th.
This is terrifying to me because I’m honestly not sure how long my story is going to be. My outline is seven, yes 7, pages and I keep thinking of things to add.
Will I finish with 50,000? 80,000? 220,000? Contrary to popular belief, there is a limit to how much I can write in 30 days. This is the first story that I’ve ever wondered if it’ll be too long. I’m the person with novel anorexia. My average is somewhere around 43,000 words per novel (novella, really). But these characters have so much suffering to do. I can’t be nice to them because it would ruin the story.
Still, this is my goal and I’ll be posting my progress on here everyday.
Word Count: 0/50,000
Nano Thoughts: I can’t wait to start!