Friday, October 8, 2010

Did His Taco Just Smack Him The Face? Yeah... It Did...

I suppose that I should be focusing on other aspects of writing, especially when it comes to my Creative Writing class. But I can't help but be excited for the fact that there's NaNoWriMo coming up next month. I've already started planning, practicing, doing warmups. They're really hard to do. I mean, I try and pace myself, but it is difficult to do. So, according to the math I did, I need to write about 1700 words a day to reach fifty thousand. But, I can write way more than that per day. I'm going to try and write 5000 words per day this NaNo, which will give me a grand total of 150K.

But not all of these words are going to the same place. In fact, I think it'd be better if the went to totally different places. So I'm going to start with my newest novel idea (I'd rather not say on here) and then move to another novel idea. It's going to be difficult, because I'd also like to try and do an additional 1000 words a day, as part of the 1000 words a day challenge. Honestly, I can write 1000 words in about twenty minutes, if I really push myself. It's not that difficult, I just did it, in twelve, and I wrote a pretty cool free-write. I try and make them all different.

So I'm using a collaboration of different programs, write monkey, because I have it on my desktop, and I like that it's full screen and makes my screen dark. It helps me concentrate, and it counts my words for me. I'm also going to be using WriteOrDie to help me do my words in thousands, because that's a good tool.

This is going to sound ridiculous, but I'd love to get started right now. I know I haven't developed my characters, like... at all, but I could totally do it. I know what I want to happen, and I know that my character is a widow who has two young children. Her name is Daisy, and her childrens' names are Bethany and Zoe.

I've been trying to win NaNo for two years now. This will be my third attempt. What's that old saying? Third time's the charm? I think this is the year that I'll win NaNo. I can't wait to get started, and I can't wait to win.