I’m looking at the final week here of the NaNoWriMo challenge. I got Nothing done on the weekend. (shame on me!) I spent most of my time working on Christmas presents.
I’m not sure what I’m doing for Thanksgiving. I would really like to just hibernate. I like the idea of spending the 4 days, tucked away, wearing my jammies all day if I want to. Lazing on the couch, wasting the morning drinking coffee.
But that probably isn’t going to happen.
I’m pretty sure I won’t have my book done. This book has turned into something much more complex and detailed than anything else I’ve written.
It does surprise me about the details. The details in a book, I mean. I guess being a reader all my life, I took those things for granted. I’m referring to the real mechanics of a story. Like when person A goes from place #1, through to place #’s 2, 3 and 4. All those tiny details that need to be there to be sure your story flows in a logical progression.
The way a person’s body will move, what they see, hear, smell along the way are all the mechanics of the story. But oh so important!
Even if I don’t complete my book by November 30th, I’m still really glad I took on this challenge. The challenge has forced me to dig deep, to stick with it, return to that keyboard, even when I had no idea what was going to be written on the next page.
I accomplished more than I ever thought I would!
Although I’m having a good time, another eye opener for me is the actual WORK involved in writing something of this depth and length. All of my writing up to this point has been shorter and much more of a lark.
Most of the time when I post something on WordPress, it’s for my own pleasure . This book has been a real mixture of Work and pleasure. I’ve got other, more serious things I want to write about in the future and they will be WORK as well.
I hope all of the other NaNoWriMo participants are doing well at accomplishing their goals! But no matter what, just remember, you tried!! That in itself is huge! So carry on fellow WriMo’s!!
One more thought here. Thank you to those of you that continue to encourage, push and nag me! 🙂 I love you too.