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Writer's Block: What Was I Thinking?

Finish the sentence: "What in the world was I thinking when I...?"


...signed up for NaNoWriMo again?

I do it every year and I always fail. How's that saying go? The one about always doing the same things but expecting different results and how that's the definition of insanity. I always have legitimate reasons, family problems, work stuff, etc. However this year was particularily insane. Looking for a job, moving back and forth, having not one, not two, but three separate Thanksgiving dinners in three separate towns. I still have to do a bunch of other things and not only is my one year anniversary coming up this weekend, so is my dad's birthday. So I still have some shopping and/or planning to do. Not to mention the fact that I'm broke, so there's that as well.

But the thing is...

I'm only about 17K away from the finish line. It's totally doable. Hell I'd be closer if I could actually silence my inner editor but he just can't deal with those stupid red and green squiggly lines. I don't have to work, I have the place to myself, I can shut off the Internet and my phone and I can go for it.

I've sacrificed going out, playing video games, watching movies, watching tv, working out (not really too much of a sacrifice there) and tons of vegging out. I'm stayed up late, given myself carpo-tunnel, and driven myself crazy but it's starting to seem like it's worth it.

I'm going to keep at it.

Comments

( 11 comments — Leave a comment )
liz_uk
Nov. 29th, 2007 04:41 pm (UTC)
SO, go for it and make it happen this year.
fenyx
Nov. 29th, 2007 06:47 pm (UTC)
Thanks! 37500 down, 12500 to go.
liz_uk
Nov. 29th, 2007 07:06 pm (UTC)
So you're off! Don't THINK of editing for another 5000 words. Get it out and down editing is a cross between masochism and perfectionism you can't afford it til you've built up a good bulk of narrative - GOOD LUCK!

Kim
fenyx
Dec. 1st, 2007 06:06 am (UTC)
Thanks.
liz_uk
Dec. 1st, 2007 01:46 pm (UTC)
You're welcome. But don't hold me to it. I was given the advice by an editor and it works for me. I used to write 500 word peices then edit and edit to perfection until I'd lost half the text and had to rethink the direction I was heading in. Once again Good Lucj.
curespider
Nov. 29th, 2007 07:24 pm (UTC)
Sounds like you have an eye for detail...but forget that, man. Wait till you're done to cross all the T's and dot the....lower case Js. Of course not literally because you're typing it, probably. What was the point of my comment, again?

Anyway, I know how it is with a billion things to do, and feeling like you're spinning your wheels. I have half a text book to read and take notes on before my final...lets see if I can get that done. Good luck finishing what you've started, I expect a full copy on NYE.
high5nmb
Dec. 1st, 2007 06:17 am (UTC)
just get it done, ya pansy.
fenyx
Dec. 1st, 2007 06:19 am (UTC)
I just finished!
rhondaparrish
Dec. 1st, 2007 06:18 am (UTC)
Thank you very much for the ribbon, it made my smile even wider, which was something I didn't think was even possible :)
stinglikeabee
Dec. 1st, 2007 06:29 am (UTC)
And don't forget to post that obligatory 'I'm Finished!' post with the Nano 07 badge so we can brag in the comments :D
fenyx
Dec. 1st, 2007 06:33 am (UTC)
It's on the way. My fingers just don't want to cooperate anymore.
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