Sunday, November 01, 2009

What Do You Mean You're Not Done Yet?

And so it begins: National Novel Writing Month. I'm about to embark on another writing adventure with the ultimate goal of writing 50,000 words within the month of November. I'm already more than nine hours behind!

I'll keep this post short and sweet. But I look forward to hearing of other people's successes at this wonderful challenge of imagination and dedication. As a writer who's not yet written 50,000 words total toward this project in the two years I've done it, Nano is not about the success as much as it is about the attempt to be more for tomorrow than who you are today.

Have fun, fellow Nanoers. Write well, write often.


Matt Sinclair said...

For those who might be curious, after about 400 words on a new novel, I changed my mind and returned to Antarctica, where my NaNo '08 work begins. If I reach 50,000 new words, I'll have more than 65,000 total in that work, which is close to what I imagine it to be when finished.

Cat Woods said...

Hey Matt,

Just wanted to check in and see if you've written as many words as you've changed diapers today.

Hope things are going well.

Sending you some virtual plot bunnies.

Jean said...

Good luck to you! I haven't dropped a word yet. Yikes!

Jean said...

Go Matt! Yeehaw!

Hey, I have Kreativ Blogger badges to hand out and thought of you and your blog. The details for how to get the badge, etc are on my blog in this post.


P.S. I chatted a bit about what I think it is here too.

Matt Sinclair said...

Hey Cat, it often feels that way. One of the reasons I was able to write on Sunday was because I wasn't at home; I was on EMS duty. Thankfully, the town was safe and I didn't have any calls to tend to, so I got a bunch of things accomplished. It felt good!

Matt Sinclair said...

Thanks, Jean. I'll check that out and add it to the blog.

TK Richardson said...

Hi Matt, I have a Kreativ Blogger Award for you too! Visit my blog for more info. =)

Matt Sinclair said...

Sounds great. I'll check them all out this weekend.

Victoria Dixon said...

Hey, Matt! I'm one of her other awardees and thought I'd stop by and say hello. I'm at Http:// Good luck on Nano! I wrote nonfiction today.... Sigh.