Is this the end? Or a beginning?

I’m considering something I’ve always said I would never do: participate in NaNoWriMo.

Understand, I see NaNoWriMo as a thing for people who aren’t really serious about writing, but are dabblers. But that’s not only pretty stupidly elitist, it’s also dickish, since what am I but a dabbler?  I have only a few finished stories and a shit-ton of ideas for more.  Three chapters does not a novel make.

So I think I shall use NaNoWriMo to motivate myself to finish the current work in progress.  Which means I’ve got about 95000 words to write between now and November 30th.

As a side effect, I will also be trying to post minimum three posts a week; more if I can.

Let’s go.

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About Michael Johnston

Father of a third grader, high school English teacher, writer. Forty-three years old and feeling almost every bit of it on some days, and not a bit of it on others. Based in Sacramento, California, USA
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4 Responses to Is this the end? Or a beginning?

  1. Raven says:

    I hemmed and hawed about NaNo, but in the end I suspect it’ll all just end in about 5 thousand words worth of tears. It looks fun tho.

  2. johnstonmr says:

    NaNo amounted to very little for me in the end.

  3. Raven says:

    Well, I figured as I barely get to barf out 500 words a *week* I’d never get anywhere…it was just as well, because everyone in my house was sick. I wouldn’t have gotten jack written.

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