Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Off To A Slow Start

No, I’m not talking about the week, although, that would be a perfect description for that too. I’m talking about my progress in NaNoWriMo, which stands for National Novel Writing Month. Basically, authors around the world try to write a novel in one month. The task is about quantity, 50,000 words to be exact, not quality. Yesterday participants  had to start a new novel. Truth be told I already have enough on my plate, I really don’t need to be starting a new one. But I decided to join NaNoWriMo for the support and networking opportunities I hope it will bring.

On this blog I’ve spend a lot of time venting about my job, but so far I haven’t really said what I’m doing to better my situation. Believe me, I’ve exhausted playing the lottery and hunting down a suitable sugar daddy. That leaves me stuck doing it on my own. Hopefully writing will pan out better. I guess if you’ve been reading this blog you might have an opinion about that. Hopefully it is one of encouragement, and not one that advises me to embrace my day job.

So back to NaNoWriMo, the goal is to write 50,000 words by November 30th. I’m at 475 words. This isn’t looking so good. If I can figure out a way to add the progress meter to my blog like some of the other writers have on theirs, I will. Because having all eyes on me, gulp!, sounds… motivating.


  1. Embrace your day job? Only possible with a beer and ear plugs. I totally know you can pound out 50,000 words in a month. How can you doubt it?

  2. LOL! Thanks Carol! I think I can get the 50,000 words done, but it helps to have the encouragement of good friends! :)