Two days to NaNoWriMo

Two days until I undertake the challenge of trying to write 50,000 word in a month… and I’m feeling restless, I want to get on with it… I feel as if I’m hanging about the start line and I want to set off. I don’t suppose for anyone taking it there is an ideal time, life always interferes, and reading other people’s comments, other participants comments I know that many of them are working or are students at college or school, or a juggling family events and situations… For the most part I’m free to write; there is the small matter of a son’s special twenty-first birthday right in the middle of the month, but I’ll have to try to build up a reserve of accredited words so i can be a little more flexible when we’re staying with him to celebrate… But apart from that, I am free to write…

This freedom puts an extra pressure on me in a bizarre way… If I can’t manage to do the words… If I can’t get the 6,000 plus words down each day and start flagging and lagging behind, what sort of excuse can I possible have as I have no other work, family, health or other commitments?! But this is just silly pre-race nerves! Once I am on the starting blocks, sitting with my fingers itching at a minute to midnight on October 31st, I’m sure these anxieties fall away. If things work out with my planned Radwinter story then, as I get my teeth into it, it should have its own momentum. As a back-up plan, I have something in reserve if, after a few days I have to abandon it and try something else…

In the meanwhile, I’m laying in plenty of tea, I think I’ll be running on tannin for the next thirty days!


  1. PigLove

    Good luck my friend. My mom really wants to do this and talks about it every year. It is definitely a challenge! I wonder if I can count my words on my blog and add them up to 50,000 words by the end of November? hhmm – it’s a thought. XOXO – Bacon


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