The temperature has come down. The leaves have changed color and are beginning to fall from their trees. Football is in full swing and mustaches are sprouting up everywhere. It is November and it’s once again time for National Novel Writing Month.
Last year was a massive failure. I’ll do my best not to break my hand again, but no promises! As I write this blog post at 12:36 am, I sit at roughly 9,700 words which is slightly behind where I should be on the 7th day to reach the target. I’ve had a productive day today and I plan to try and catch up this weekend. If I don’t, I’ll be in trouble.
I wanted to use the accelerated schedule but you need to write 3,300 words on the very first day which I find very difficult. I don’t know how I did it in the past with the amount of stuff that happens at the beginning of the month (mainly Halloween, Birthday). If anything, I should modify the schedule to have the heaviest days of writing happen in the middle of the month. The beginning of the month is tough, but the end of the mouth is brutal with Thanksgiving and the beginnings of holiday shopping.
Whatever ends up happening, I’ve been enjoying it immensely. I’ve been writing short stories non-stop for a while now so writing a full novel is both tons of fun, but extremely challenging. It’s going to be really nice getting to know these characters and taking them on a long journey.
I wish I had planned a little more. I’ve got one bone in a skeleton outline and it’s not even a very big bone. I’m “pantsing” this one as they say so we’ll see what happens.