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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

National Novel Writing Month

Tomorrow begins the National Novel Writing Month. I enrolled in the India chapter. I don't know what I can achieve, precisely during a time when I'm supposed to work full time on a translation that I've basically ignored for the past 6 weeks, but if I don't try, I'll never know. Even if I only manage to write 5000 words, it will be 5000 words, and with them, all the thinking, plotting, brainstorming that goes with the actual process of writing, so what is there to loose?

If I try to be realistic, I would like to write at least 500 words each day. It's got to be doable, come on. And 500 words per 30 days is 15000 words! And who knows, there might be some days when I'll be able to write more than 500 words. So, we'll see. I don't want to put too much pressure upon myself or I'll end up all deflated and depressed if I don't meet the challenge. Easy is the rule of the game, here. Well, the official one, anyway.


Jo Ann v. said...

It's so nice to see you are participating too! :D
I just love NaNo, I am adding you to my writing buddies ;)

Katia said...

Hey, thank you, Jo Ann. I like your new website, too. And have you really already written 57 000 words in 12 days ? WOW !

Jo Ann v., a writer on the D-List said...

Are you in, this year ?

Katia said...

Hey, Jo Ann, I would like to, but the blog tour for Amadi will happen exactly at that time, and I don't know if I'll be able to do everything. I think I will try, anyway. It would be good to have that incentive. I definitely need it. "See" you there?

Jo Ann v., a writer on the D-List said...

"See" you there then, even if it's just for a short time :-)