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NaNoWriMo Is Scary

posted Nov 6, 2015, 6:10 AM by Ben Kreucher   [ updated Nov 6, 2015, 6:11 AM ]
I've never attempted to write a novel in a month.  Usually, my writing style is to write multiple projects at once, jumping from one to the next whenever an idea strikes me for one.  Forcing myself to focus on one for a whole month will be interesting.  

That isn't to say, I haven't finished any novel length manuscripts, I just seem to have a lot of tangents and I like to explore rabbit holes.  I guess I'm like Alice in that regard...except, I've never seen a giant caterpillar or a tea-drinking mouse or, oddly, a hatter (mad or otherwise).

The scary part, for me, isn't the writing 50,000 words.  That's doable in a month.  The scary part is that I've never kept track of my daily, weekly, or monthly word counts before.  It'll be interesting to see how many words I can crank out per day...or maybe it won't.

But, you know what they say, "Set goals, achieve them, and set new ones".  Or something like that.

Happy Writing!