So it's November once again, and time for National Novel Writing Month! In case you are unfamiliar with this, it is a literary endeavor undertaken by budding and aspiring writers to write a 50,000 word novel in a month. I have been busy with school ever since I heard about it five or six years ago, but now that I have finally graduated, I have signed up and am on my way!
. . .Sort of. Aside from the usual problems of, you know, writing a novel, I am very behind schedule. I have been working extra hours and trying to see my boyfriend, and between the two things I am either too tired when I get home or have no time to write! I am only on about 13,000 and I really should be closer to 20,000 by this point. Yikes! This basically means that on my days off I need to spend the whole day writing in order to play catch-up. And here's where the actual novel-writing problems hit. I have the basic outline for my novel (situations, characters, plot development, etc.) but I am feeling uninspired.
Truly, the only thing I have wanted to do is read, and I am even too tired for that. There are just too many great things out there to read and I simply do not have enough time or energy! So, I may not finish my novel on time for the competition. Oh well. I am a noob (as they say) and am allowed to be a little squirrely with the due date my first time around. I guess what matters is I'm trying. I'll let you know how it goes!
Until then -- on with the adventure!