2.09.2007

nanorifivemo

Deadline is set for my novel's first draft completion: May 15, five months give or take from the start. We're going on a trip that begins that day, and I imagine spending each morning on the sun-drenched porch, making edits whilst the others frolic in the sand.

This strikes me as an unlikely reality for a number of reasons, but not the writing part. The deadline can be met. Now back to work, hacking my path to that porch in the sun.

3 comments:

The Moon Topples said...

Good luck with your NaNoWri5Mo. I did the regular one last fall and it nearly destroyed me. Five months seems incredibly reasonable in comparison.

strugglingwriter said...

Yeah, I almost died attempting the one month thing, and I only got to 15,000 words. On top of that, I haven't even peeked at what I wrote for nanowrimo. I think I'm allergic :)

kf gallagher said...

Both Moon Topples and Strugglingwriter speak to a problem I suspect I would have writing for Nano--the imposed time frame would change the work. Kind of like a diet where you have to count calories--you end up focussing so intently on the counting that it takes over and you're not learning a better way to eat--replace calories with word count. Plus, if I had that kind of time to write, I'd be doing it without the external guidance of a set up like Nano. I'm hoping 5 months is reasonable and attainable.