Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Update: Yep, I'm failing NaNo
Someone, please, ask me if I give a shit. Please ask.
There you are, thanks for asking. No, I don't give a shit.
And before anyone goes to bragging, my publisher was at 60k words on day 5. So shut yo mouf.
We all write at our own pace. I won't try to write at your pace, don't try to write at mine.
Me, I am right at 10kw for the month. That's not too shabby, but it's a 30kw/mo pace, short 20kw for a NaNo badge.
Where's that gal who asked me that question a second ago. There you are. You're a cutie, by the way, thanks for asking, and no, I still don't give a shit.
I've modified my workout -- I mean writing -- routine to accommodate a little more writing time.
I put more thought into my story and dove into it, hard.
I also am getting back to my ~method~.
You do have a ~method~ don't you? Here's mine.
I have to think on what I write, before I write it, for about an hour. At least an hour. I ponderize the scene until it's ripe and then I sit down and bang it out!
I used to use my drive into work to do this. I have a 45min to 1hr drive. Turn off the radio, turn on the ponderizer, and for an hour or two peck it out when I get to work.
I got back to that method and it feels wonderful! I write more at home (I use a pre-sleep method to think on my story for morning sessions). I worked in some writing time at my job (that's not an easy thing to do, you know).
And I gave myself permission to skip a little -- not much, but a little -- on the workout routine, in order to catch a few more scenes before they vape on me.
Anyway. That's my NaNo update 10days in.
Oh, and my baby is due any day now! Doc said she'd be surprised if my wife makes it through this weekend with that little baby still in her belly.
More on that later...
GLUCK on NaNo. I would say I'll get to your blogs soon, but that's optimistic at best. I will say this: I'll try.
How is your NaNo going? Are you failing as expected? Have you surpassed 80kw yet (as my publisher has done)? Did you forsake your medication for one month and let the voices take over (as my publisher has done)? Do you have a ~method~?
And WHY ARE YOU READING THIS POST WHEN YOU SHOULD BE WRITING!