NaNoWriMo 2011: Day 0

It’s the eve of National Novel Writing Month 2011. Thirty days of literary abandon start at midnight. I’m as ready as I’ll ever be. I’m stoked, but I’m nervous. Already I’m wondering if I’m good enough to complete the task of writing a minimum of 50,ooo words in November. Already I’m concerned that outside distractions (work, family, friends, life’s problems in general) will cause me to fall at any of the fences in front of me.

I can’t let that happen, though. I won’t let that happen. Barring serious injury and personal catastrophe I shall pass the post with days and words to spare. Okay, if I’m to be more realistic about this, I’ll be equally as content if I pass the 50,ooo word mark at 11:59pm on 30 November.

My preference is to write at least 2,000 words a day: 1,ooo in the morning, 1,000 in the evening. Two hours’ work, tops. Seeing it written down like this makes it a far less tortuous prospect, don’t you think?

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2 responses to “NaNoWriMo 2011: Day 0

  1. It is also good that you’re shooting for about 400 words over the daily suggested number. 1667 isn’t a lot of words, but if you were to miss a day or two they add up pretty fast. Likewise, getting ahead by 400 words a day will be a blessing in the longrun!

    Good luck!

  2. Since this will be my first time undertaking anything of this magnitude (ever) I am not approaching it under the assumption that I will “win”. If I’m able to get even 30,000 words down I’ll be proud of myself.

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