NaNo Jitters–Row 80 Check-in
While the little kiddies dream of All Hallow’s Eve
I’m prepping for NaNo and outlining scenes.
Giddy about candy, they giggle and bounce.
I’m riddled with doubt
About making word counts.
They get to play dress up,
To marvel at costumes.
My stomach whirls
As November 1st looms.
Ha! It’s not all doom and gloom. I’m excited. This is a big stretch goal for me. If I felt totally comfortable about it, then it wouldn’t serve its purpose–growth. Anywho…
I’ve written every day, usually around five hundred words or so. Today, I finally finished analyzing Jim Butcher’s Storm Front. I’d hoped to be done with it by Friday, but I found myself a bit distracted after Wednesday. By the time I reach the halfway point in the novel, I lose steam. Then it takes me longer to finish. It happened with A Kiss of Shadows as well. I’m grateful to have gotten two books checked off the list this month. And I’m glad that I won’t be focusing on that for a little while.
Once November hits, NaNo will be the only writing goal on my mind.I think I’ll be refreshed by the time I get to analyze the next novel. That’ll probably be in December. Right now, I’m just tired of it. I may have to do one a month until I finish the drill. James Scott Bell suggested eight to twelve weeks to do six novels. That pace just feels like too much for me.
I hope that everyone gets a great start this week. Good luck to my fellow NaNoers. Until Wednesday!