Hey kids, guess what…only one more week before NaNoWriMo ’09 begins!
Now I’m not exactly the most…level person when it comes to NaNoWriMo. In fact, I unsympathetically joined the ranks of the rebels long ago when I first started participating in NaNoWriMo in 2007. The rules stipulate something about starting a story from scratch or some nonsense. Hogwash. I do Works in Progress and I happily proclaim so!
You see, this is my life: writing is pretty much the only medium I’ve clung to throughout my years, even when I was barely bigger than a toddler. I’m always working on something, not just in November. For me NaNoWriMo is about the personal challenge of forcing yourself to exude 50,000 words in the span of 30 days. And if I do it (which I have every year) then I validate. Some people who also work on WiP don’t like to validate, but whatever. I wrote 50k words in the span of 30 days, give me my damn certificate! I don’t see how I’m too much different than from those who start from “scratch”, when that means they spent all of October creating the most detailed outline on earth that can simply be strung together with connecting words, and voila, writer has 15k already the first day. Bwahaha.
But all charades aside, I am mostly prepared for this year’s NaNo, school time permitting. I’ve compiled what I have so far of Rebirth (what I’ve worked on during NaNo the past two years) into one document, and it currently stands at 304 pages and 183,446 words. That’s like…almost 4 NaNos right there. Hoping beyond hope that this will be the last NaNo for Rebirth since I would quite like to finish it this year.
So, now to pass it onto you, dear reader…what are you plans for this year’s NaNoWriMo, if you are doing anything at all? Are you a rebel or straight edge? Go ahead, surprise me, you’re not going to get any criticism from this corner of the internet. =)