Thursday, November 01, 2007

Is That All There Is?

As promised, I'm giving NaNoWriMo another shot this year, motivated in part by last year's humiliating failure. So I dutifully got up this morning, battled through a mild hangover, bravely lugged my laptop to Borders, sat down and started writing. I emerged, after a battle, with an opening scene that (for the most part) pleased me. Then I did a word count.

The count: 446 words. Putting me 1/112th of the way to the 50,000 word goal. God.

I am going to stick with it this year, I promise (working title: "The Road to Severance"). Last year's surrender still bugs me, and it'll be an interesting and educational exercise. It's going to be quite a struggle, though.


Nanuk of the North said...

If you fail, will there be a price to pay, other than hating yourself for another year? Maybe you need to come up with some humiliating punishment for yourself as motivation to NOT QUIT.

gsdgsd13 said...

Hmm. I'll have to think about that. I must admit, my mind doesn't react well to being asked to contemplate self-humiliation.

Ice Cream Jonsey said...

Hey, if you want to bounce some text off me, feel free. I'd be honored. I thought the previous piece you sent me a while back was really good.

gsdgsd13 said...

ICJ -- I'll definitely send along whatever I get done. I don't have great expectations for it -- the compressed time period doesn't lend itself to awesomeness -- but I'm hoping it'll be at least readable.