What's your decision about Paige? Well, imaginary follower I am making ask this question, my decision is about NaNoWriMo.
I know what you experienced NaNo's are saying..
PAIGE! NaNo is in less than 2 days and you just made your decision NOW?!
Yeah, unfortunately it took me this long to ponder over whether I would be able to handle 50,000 words in one month for a novel I'm still pretty unsure about. I don't even have a pitch for it yet.
I remember last year in the middle of November 2010 when I had just started blogging and gotten more serious about writing, I was on Inkpop and saw everyone talking about NaNoWriMo. I was literally thinking to myself, what the heck is that?! So I finally found out, and by the time I did it was the end of November, so obviously I could not participate.
I promised myself I would this year. I mean, if I actually want to be a novelist in the future, I NEED to do this. It's great experience. And how could I just sit out when everyone else was writing novels? I don't like to be the odd one out.
And when this year rolled around, I found I can't physically and emotionally handle 50,000 words, that's just not possible with my November schedule. I'd go nuts with stress with school being extremely hard this year, dance 4 days a week, and just life.
Trust me, I wish so badly I could do 50k, that would be amazing. I just don't have the time. I'd definitely end up choosing NaNo over school work.. and that would not result very well.
BUT, did you notice I said just 50,000 words?
Maybe, just maybe, I could handle 25,000 in a month. Maybe even a little more.
Yeah, I am aware I won't "win" NaNo if I don't do 50,000. That's okay with me, because I joined the Young Writers Program which is a branch off of NaNoWriMo.
On this site you can set goals other than 50,000. And my goal for November with my novel "Fix You," is 25k for November. So I'm still kind of participating, just not writing 50k.
I mean how could I not participate at all? I love to write, so I can't just not do it when I know something this big is going on around me. I know tons of you guys on here are doing it too, and I don't want to be left out.
I know my blogger friend Qui has been talking a lot about NaNo and is planning to do some pretty awesome stuff on her blog in November in honor of NaNo, and I'm really looking forward to it.
I'll be uploading my book to the NaNoWriMo site and the YWP site, or however that works. So, add me to your writing buddy list on both sites!
My NaNoWriMo profile
My YWP profile. (You must be a member to add me or even see my profile)
Yeah, I won't "win" truly on NaNo, but I'll win in my own mind if I actually make it to 25k by the end of the month.
I actually started an outline for the book. I've never done that before. I didn't get very far, but I still started it! I created a cover and I'm going to write a pitch now! Or at least attempt to...
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Read the prologue from Fix You here! Well, add me to your buddy lists and happy writing! Good luck to everyone!
Let me know if you guys are doing YWP or just regular NaNo. Do you guys have any tips for me since this is my first time ever? Planning any fun activities on your blog? Let me know in the comments!