As I am sure every writer in the world is aware, November is almost upon us, and that means… NaNoWriMo
I know that a lot of my friends are taking part, and even those that will not still see November as a writing / editing month and will do something to honor it.
I have not planned my NaNo entry as of yet. I have a rough idea, and as I always like to do, I know the end. How I’ll get there is up to my twisted mind to decide. I am confident that all will go well, and more ready for the challenge… Are you?
Anyway, as the title of the post would suggest, I am once again contemplating something that would be a very large undertaking. It is a challenge, and I never met a challenge I didn’t at least fight to the bitter end.
I am thinking about writing two NaNo entries… of sorts, simultaneously. Allow me to elaborate.
I have a story to tell, and 1500 words a day will, I think be rather manageable. But on top of that, I have this site to run. If I have learned anything over the 20 months I have been running it, it is that if I do not post, I do not get many hits. I have been on a blogging role recently averaging well over 100 visitors a day and have been collecting new followers at a rate that may have me thinking I know what I am doing before too long. I don’t really want to stop blogging or cut back and effectively nullify all my hard work…. hence my idea.
A NaNo Diary
The premiss is simple, a diary detailing my writing exploits as I journey the NaNo course. The highs and the lows, the thoughts and struggles of combining writing, work and family life. That way I don’t have to waste time thinking about a blog post, or worry about when to post it, I can simply write my ‘diary’ and things will at least keep ticking over, my name will not be forgotten. Besides, maybe I could hit 1500 words a day on that too. I will not push the word count on this post, but would want at least 1000 words a day and as I said, would like to hit the NaNo standard. It would be fitting if nothing else.
Maybe it is too much, maybe I am nuts, it is quite possible, but in any case, I am sure it will be a fun ride.