Maybe I’m insane or maybe this is just what the writing doctor ordered…50,000 words in 30 days. Riiiight, when was the last time I finished 500 words in 1 day? Heck, this is the most I’ve typed for blogs in a couple of weeks, and before that it was a few months.
It’s not because I don’t like writing anymore, I love it, and I do want to get these stories out of my head…at least get these silly characters to stop talking to me all at once. But, well, I love editing and then there’s life that kind of needs doing.
I know it all sounds like excuses, but it is what it is. I did manage to get my “Like” author’s page done on Facebook, somewhere specifically designed to do nothing but talk about me and my writing…thanks heavens no one can actually see me. If so interested: WriterChristine I Steeves/Speakman
Anyhoo, I re-signed for Nano 2012. I tried last year and managed 300 words, I think it was that many <?> I know I know, but it did bring me to at least thinking about my own writing and not just jotting ideas and half-finished starts.
Right now it is 10:23 PM. In 1 hour 37 minutes I can start typing…1 hour 36 minutes…1 hour 35 minutes 17 seconds...okay, that’s one way of getting overly anxious and nutso.
Wonder if I can keep rambling away here until the official start time, how many words would I have typed. Right now I’m at 259, doesn’t seem so difficult or frightening or daunting. Then again, I’m rambling (274 words).
Do titles count in word counting? Okay, deleting that now so back to 286 words and counting.
Now technically, to achieve 50,000 words this month I need to type 1,666.???? words a day. Rounding up to 1,667 means a rounded number of 69 words an hour in a 24 hour day. Yes, I know that won’t work, I do love my sleep.
Hmm, finishing the paragraph above, I ended at 333 words. To accomplish 1,667 words in a 24 hour period, I only need write 333.4 words an hour for a 5 hour period. Heck this posting didn’t take me an hour to write and I’m over that word count.
Problem…I’m rambling. I’m not actually trying to make sense…well some sense after all I started this blog so you could get to know me, the writer. How this writer thinks…yeah, it scares my family too. They tend to smile, nod, and back away fairly often. Maybe you’ll read something of interest, of help. Hopefully, you’ll have a smile, chuckle, giggle, even a head shake.
Anyway you read this or I put this, I’m attempting Nano in order to shut the voices up (in my head that is).
If you are attempting Nano, good luck, good writing, and most of all…HAVE FUN!
(Dang, not 500 words, how much more to ramble to hit 500, six more words, okay that’s it.)