Hi, my name's Melissa and I write slow. And that's OK!
Also, I never focus on word count, because I've learned from experience that just doesn't work for me. It's all right if you're different!
So, NaNoWriMo? More like NaNoChanceInHell. But I do want to participate, and I love setting unrealistic and unattainable goals for myself (it's like a hobby), so I'm going to give it a go, playing by my own set of rules.
My goal: Finish the rough draft of the sequel to Knights of Avalon by 11:59pm on November 30.
I'm already about 35% done and I have a definite idea of where the story's going, so it should be less daunting than writing a novel from the ground up.
1. It's OK if I don't finish. Even in trying this, I'll have made more progress than I otherwise would have.
2. I won't sacrifice quality for quantity. Channel the spirit of the turtle, slow and steady is the way to go.
3. I don't have to write every night. With my job and other responsibilities, it's just not possible.
4. Most importantly, I will have fun!
Because everything's better with prizes. Here's the deal: I'll post updates throughout the month on how I'm doing. I doubt it'll happen, but if by some miracle I meet my goal, I'll have a huge book giveaway. Even if I don't finish, I'll still do a contest, with me giving away more stuff the further along I get in the story.
I guess I better get started, because I've got a lot of writing ahead of me. Onwards! (Slowly)
Influx by Daniel Suarez
11 months ago