Because I'm crazy.

And I couldn’t wait any longer. I’ve been sitting on this story idea for awhile now, waiting for all the pieces to come together. For the right timing, where things are calmed down and life is relatively easy and adventure free so I could really devote myself to this and do it right. But then  I thought, “Really. That time is never coming. It doesn’t exsist.”

And then sitting here reading about all of you fantastic Nanowrimo participants, chugging along, making your writing dreams come true while I sit here with a perfectly good, maybe even great story idea but not writing because why? Because I’m worried I’ll ruin it, take a good story and make it contrite and dumb and poorly written. Because I don’t think I’ve got enough time. There’s no way I can write 50,000 words by November 30, especially starting 4 days late.

But better late than never. Better 15,000 or 30,000 or god even 50,000 than nothing. I’m a little over 2,000 words in now today, already past my personal goal of 2,000 and Nanowrimo’s recommendation of 1667. Of course I’ll need to write about 6,667 words to catch up with everyone else’s expected averages but you know, I’ll get there. Or something.

What’s my story about? Well of course it’s still in the early stages. I haven’t decided if it’s young adult or mainstream fiction but it’s sort of disutopian / post war meets romance I guess. I feel like that sounds awfully done but I like it. It came to me in a dream, which sounds so perfect and cliched. I’m enjoying it so far.

Anyone else writing a novel this month? You can friend me here (username mommablogsalot if that link doesn’t work) and we can cheer each other on!

– update – I’m a little over 4,000 words in now. If I can write the same amount tomorrow I’ll be essentially caught up with the pack. And I may write more today if I have time / inspiration.

4 thoughts on “Because I'm crazy.

  1. You go girl! Have fun! I’d do something like this but the time I has none as you know…and I would certainly be on the crazy train if I did.

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  2. *SQUEE!!!!!* Welcome aboard the crazy train, my friend!

    Remember, the whole point of NaNoWriMo is to have fun, so have fun! You write as much as you’re able to and when you go back and read what you wrote this month (btw, don’t go back and read for a few months, let it “stew”), I’m betting you’ll be pleasantly surprised.

    Good luck!!

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    1. I’m trying to not take myself too seriously and just have fun. And to help my word count, I’ve made the main character a bit of a rambling space cadet who gets lost in flash backish trains of thought sometimes. lol I’ll edit her later. haha

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