Thursday, November 1, 2012

The Freaks Come Out

I have some crazy friends who are doing NaNoWriMo. These are crazy friends who are even busier than I am who are committing to write 50,000 words of a novel this month. I can't believe how crazy they are. I am just not that crazy.

But still. I kind of wanted to stick my toe in the water to see how it would feel. So today, after a few exuberant texts were exchanged with my buddy over at Cleared for Flight, I gave myself an hour to write 1,000 words. And, guess what? I did it! I wrote 1,200 as a matter of fact--1,200 words of a novel. And you know what? It felt pretty friggin' great.

So. Even though I am not crazy enough to commit to writing 50,000 words this month, I am going to commit to writing 10,000 words of a novel and 8,000 words towards my dissertation. These are my goals for November, and they are crazy enough for me.

And Tiki the Wizard (a.k.a Tiki Freaky) hopes that you had a great Halloween.



3 comments:

SwallowingSoul said...

Tiki is the crazy freak. YOU are the cray-cray writing freak.

C. Troubadour said...

Yay for fun writing! That getup on Tiki is wild. I wonder if there is a National Knitting Month? Not that I need the motivation to do it, but then I could justify the quantities of yarn that are turning into garments left and right here ...

Fie upon this quiet life! said...

I did Nanowrimo in 2006 and finished. It was fun, but boy, what a crappy novel. In 2010, I wrote my "good" novel, and that took 67 days. You may recall it was about 140K words, though. It's amazing what you can get done if you write every day.