Thursday, November 3, 2011
So as you all know by now, I've decided to do NaNoWriMo! At first I had a little bit of an attitude thinking, "Oh my...this will be a cinch. No battle." Yea, is it okay to apologize for that attitude? This is no easy task. In fact, it's already stressing me out and it's only day 3.
However, something good truly came from this experience already. I was trying to hard to start from scratch, but because last month was so stressful/busy, I feel as though my creativity was somewhat dried up. I realized, that I haven't gone very far with my main novel - so it pretty much is like starting from scratch. I've been waiting for the perfect moment to really sit down and write this story. Um, hello! I have 30 days to write 50,000 words! That's dedication and determination right there in a box. This is the opportunity I need. I realized that NaNoWriMo is truly for the writer alone. It's a goal you make and hope in the end, the goal is in fact met. Well, I decided I'm finally going to finish this novel. Obviously it will be more than 50,000. And it definitely is going to be messy, but hey, it's a first draft! That's the point. Then after the 30 days are up, I can really work on making it better with editing and clean it up quite a bit. But this time limit will really force me to get over the writing barriers I've faced with this story and just move along with it.
I'm still not going to share this title or much information about it, because this is the story I'd like to publish, so I have to be somewhat secretive. But certain people who I need guidance from, I'll share! Also, I'll share when the competition is done and I really need help editing the story.
I need to learn how to copyright my work, does anyone know how to do that? Because it's important and needs to happen ASAP - especially if I start sharing my work.
For someone who loves writing, I feel like I'm such a newbie to the writing atomoshere. You know how some people have personal shoppers? I need a personal helper when it comes to writing. I guess in the writing world they call those types of people: agents. So maybe that should be the next step. But I thought you needed to be done at least with a first draft before you attain an agent. If that's the case, then I can do so after the NaNoWriMo. Right?
This is a good decision for me, and actually made me ten times more excited - but with that excitement, I'm actually kind of nervous.
This is the real deal. I'm going to be throwing myself on the line; at least I know it'll be worth it in the end.
So from time to time, I'll be definitely writing more about my progress this month in the competition. I'll let you know what's happening in my world!!
Here's one statement: as of right now, I have: 8,603 words on my story!! That's pretty much all from the last 3 days. That's not as good as I'd like, but I feel like if I can at least get to 10,000 words today - then I'll be successful. I also need to keep it up daily.
Wish me luck!!