Sunday, November 28, 2010
Admitting defeat... sorta... kinda... but winning too!
So, November is almost over, and so is the contest known as NaNoWriMo. I started writing my first novel (if you can call it that) and am going to fall well short of the 50k word limit. I have decided that 25k is very respectable, especially since I have never done anything like it before. Hell, the most I had written before was a mere 3k words. I came to the conclusion that anything more than I had done before was well worth any effort I had made. I would have been upset if I had only hit like 5k, but 25 is very doable. Right now I am at 19,300, and I still have a few days left to get to 25k. I have learned that I have some ability when it comes to writing, and really like doing it. I will continue to challenge myself to do more writing, and try to work on my dialogue, which I feel is my weakest point now. I think I have to work on making a conversation flow between two or more people, as right now I am terrified to even try to have conversations in my writing. It didn't work so far, and hopefully with work, it will come easier to me. I hope to think the friends I have made this past year on some of the forums I joined will help impart knowledge that I can use to have a book be more complete, and able to make a crazy dream of being published happen. The people I have met so far have been so helpful, and have told me things I never even thought of when looking at my work. Seeing it through their eyes when they point it out, helps incredibly. Now to just hone my writing so there is nothing but good things when they look at my writing!