For better or for worse…
Posted November 3, 2012on:
For better or for worse, I accepted the NANOMO Challenge. And I am REALLY going to try and complete it. Even if I have to put away my computer and lock up my hands; I will NOT write MORE than fifty-thousand words this month.
And, like New Year’s resolutions, this too shall come to fail.
It’s only day three. I didn’t decide to take part until around ten a.m. day one, November first. It took nearly the whole day to register. I read their history. I read whom they hired for proof-reading and I’m assuming she didn’t proof-read the blurbs in the history. No biggie.
Then I needed to choose a story line and get writing. ACK! I am already halfway through a novel, I am now supposed to set it aside and complete a novel, worthy of publication, in thirty-days?! The things we decide to do on the spur of the moment! We should have our heads examined! (Yes, I’m including YOU in the we…WE’VE all done it! Agreed to something that we wonder ‘WHY’ later on.)
So, relying on The Lord, intuition; coffee; memory (joke folks…only joking); and my fingers I have spewed over ten-thousand words already! (As of yesterday. This is while working full-time at two jobs; I set the third, writing, aside for the month. I am self-employed at all my jobs and the second I’ve decided to cut way back. The first, well it practically runs itself, so no issues there.)
And I am procrastinating, aren’t I?
At this pace, I’ll have four or five novels finished by the end of November! Or I’ll burn out before finishing the first. The problem is, words are easy. I really do have over ten-thousand started Thursday afternoon. But, even as I read them back, I have no IDEA where this story is going! My son laughed at me. “How can you write ten-thousand words and not say ANYTHING?”
It ain’t easy, let me tell you.
I have the bones. The issue: I usually know approximately, what the story is about by the time I’m into the second chapter. I’m in chapter four, and while I have set up a few scenarios that can play out, I don’t have an overall cohesive vision.
I feel like Paul while he was still Saul. Wandering blindly, following instructions from those more learned than myself. I just hope God doesn’t blast me with blindness so I can see! But, thy will be done. (but if I have a say…?)
I am trusting that the Spirit will show me what to write, and when it’s finished. (or, if like everything I write, it becomes a series, cause I don’t know when to shut up…)
Okay, the dogs got me up early and I’m still working on my first pot of coffee. I’ll keep you posted on how it’s going. Or where. Right now I haven’t even got a name! I filed it under “NoNameYet”. (I wonder if I can include this in my word count…? LOL)
So, for now, God bless…
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