crimson_angel ([personal profile] crimson_angel) wrote2004-11-01 07:59 pm

Thoughts on NaNo

First of all, Happy NaNo-ing to everyone!

It kills me to say this, but I won't be participating this year. :( My health is not so good, and I have way too many things going on. The main two are a class I am teaching till mid-December, which is very intense, and a class I am taking, which is very very intense. I haven't done much besides eat, go to work, do homework and sleep. Luckily, I have three more weeks left, but by the time it's over, I will have missed most of NaNo.

If this were last year I would have went for it anyways. I was that crazy. But I had the biggest fibro flare of my life right after NaNo. As much as I wanted to deny it, I think those late nights and sleep deprivation really did me in. Also I have a hand injury to contend with. So there. :p

I even had a GREAT idea and a plot this time around.

But, as one of my best friends pointed out, I've already proved to myself -and others-that I can write daily. I have finished October with just shy of 22k, which is the HIGHEST number I've ever written in thirty days, not counting last year's NaNo. The only reason why I stopped was this stoopid class. But progress is progress, and I really don't want to stress about it. Knowing myself, I'd wanna do all 50k words-and that just won't work this year. But, DAMMIT, I will do NaNo next year.

Sooooo, I'm trying unofficially for 50k. I prolly won't make it; I'm just being realistic. My WIP "Eternal Dance" needs a huge boost, so this will help. So I will cheer everyone else on, and if you could cheer me on, too, I'd really appreciate it. :)

I will be posting snippets and would love some feedback (and you know who you are - some of you still owe me some..gentle reminder).

Okie, so I wrote around 200 some-odd words at work. Will snippet them at some point.

Viva La NanoWriMo!

[identity profile] 2004-11-02 04:03 am (UTC)(link)
Waiting! :)


[identity profile] 2004-11-05 07:36 pm (UTC)(link)
Thanks, sweetie. I meant to post it a few days ago, but got sidetracked by homework, again. *sighs* It's edited on paper, just needs to be changed around and posted. I'll let you know once it is.

I have a few snips above if you wouldn't mind looking at...they are from the same WIP, just different situations.



[identity profile] 2004-11-06 06:32 pm (UTC)(link)
Wow.. is it NaNoWriMo time again already! I'm hoping next year I'll sign up and actually write the full 50K! Maybe I'll actually put my novel in motion that I've been toying with in my head ever since the summer.

Can't wait to read some more of your stuff. *hugs* I hope your health gets better soon girl!

yeppers, that time again.

[identity profile] 2004-11-08 03:25 pm (UTC)(link)
I've been staying away from the NaNo boards b/c it just depresses me too much, you know? But next year I don't care what's going on, I will be doing NaNo.

I think it would be awesome if you did NaNo next year. :) We could cheer each other on. :)

I'm doing a little better..not fully flaring anymore but I still gotta be careful. But i'm thankful that I'm not in pain every day anymore, that's a good thing. :)

I just posted a snippet of the longish ceremony -it's not perfect yet, but readable. Let me know your thoughts.