I realise that with this post I’ve become one of a long list of people blogging about NaNoWriMo. I guess the main difference is that most people wrote their “should I or shouldn’t I?” posts weeks ago. Me? Well, here I am, the day before it starts and I still can’t decide whether I should do it or not.
When I first signed up, I didn’t really know a whole lot about it. I saw it more as a way to be held accountable to writing a little bit of something every day – or at least writing a lot of something over a relatively short period of time. And now I’m realising that it’s much (MUCH) more hardcore and organised than that. I really should have been planning weeks ago – I should have a novel in mind, and have an outline written and characters plotted and all sorts of other scary planning things done. And, as is painfully obvious, I have no such things. I mean, I have maybe the smallest scrap of an idea of something that I might want to write – but it’s so far from being planned it’s not funny.
So, should I or shouldn’t I?
I really like the idea of this community of people all struggling to get words on a page/screen at the same time. But is the fact that I’m so far behind in planning and, well, just about everything, going to make me panic? And am I going to end up spending more time trawling the forums and reading the ‘resources’ than actually doing any writing?
I’m confused people – anyone have any last minute advice?
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