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!

5 Comments

  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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