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.


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.