Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Nanowrimo -- day 5

I mentioned a couple of posts ago about my nanowrimo plan for this year. I have plenty of unedited novel drafts around, so making a whole nother one this month might be less than useful for my burgeoning fiction career. Therefore, I'm typing up last year's brilliant page-a-day instead.

I had three chapters typed already, so maybe 5000 words. There were 47 chapters (I skipped to the end to look) and 30 days, so if I typed one chapter per day and on 14 other days typed a second one as well, I could get it done. A perfect plan! If I typed two on each weekend day, and two on each vacation day I've scheduled for the month, that's 12, and I only have to come up with two more. Easy, right?

Yesterday was one of those scheduled vacation days. I got to the end of chapter 11, only to find...

Chapter 10.

Oh, fuck me.

Typing 120,000 words in November, where I don't even have to think about it, that should be easy, right? Way easier than writing a 50,000-word novel, and I've done that three times. Now it seems completely unsurmountable. How am I going to make this work?

Planning sucks.

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