NaNoWriMo--National Novel Writing Month--is almost upon us, and I think I'm going to dive in once again.
The goal is to write 50,000 words in the month of November. Obviously, quantity trumps quality here; the point is to WRITE without worrying about refinements.
I tried it last year and it was quite an experience. Unfortunately, November 2009 was a sad, emotionally draining month for our family due to my mother-in-law's final illness and death. Needless to say, I didn't accomplish the writing goal, which had to give way to far more important concerns.
But I'm ready to try again, and I'm not picking up the novel--if one can even use the term for the mishmash I produced--I started last year. That would be cheating anyway, right? I have something new in mind, and I'm taking notes and hoping to plan a structure for it before the actual writing begins.
James has pointed out that, what with Thanksgiving and all--and of course I'll be doing dinner that day and having overnight guests--I need to write about 2000 words per day.
One good thing about it: the disastrous election outcomes--and I know they'll be disastrous--will have to take a back seat to my fervid keyboard ramblings. That can only be good for my mental health.