Over Forty

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Yea, I’ve made it past 40 thousand words (41,227, to be exact)! Now I can barely keep my eyes open and my throat is sore from begging my cats to just let me write a little bit more and then I will feed you! OK, maybe I wasn’t begging so much as yelling at them to leave me alone for just a few more minutes!

But I’m done for the night, and I hope this post makes sense because my brain is really fried. I admit, it will be so good to get this month behind me, and to take a break. I have to remind myself that most writers, published and otherwise, don’t try to write a novel in one month. I think it’s safe to say that most of them take more time than that :) But I know that at this point in my writing life, unless I have a deadline hanging over my head, it’s much too easy to put it off or to talk myself out of writing because, you know, that story idea really sucks anyway. I am my own worst critic, and the beauty of NaNoWriMo is that it does force me to write without thinking too hard.

I am thinking of posting my writing eventually, not just the novels I’ve been working on, but also my short stories. I actually consider myself to be more of a short story writer. Novel writing intimidates me. Perhaps that can be my break from NaNoWriMo, setting up pages within my blog for writing. We’ll see.

Anyway, a big thanks to all my followers and fellow bloggers who are participating in Camp NaNoWriMo (or not) and who continue to inspire and encourage me.

Peace to every one of you. Namaste.

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  1. Well done you. I know how hard that is

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    • Thank you. This morning I feel like my brain is full of sawdust … and I can’t say that anything I wrote makes any sense … yet ;)

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  2. Well done!

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  3. “I am my own worst critic” – so am I! I wonder if that’s a good thing being a writer… or a bad thing? Well done on the 40,000 + words and not surprise you’re tired. Glad you have (semi) understanding cats!

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    • Thanks, Jade. The critic can be good to have when I’m editing, but for a writing challenge like NaNoWriMo, it just slows me down. Yes, my cats are “semi-understanding.” Their patience only goes so far ;)

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      • Mine’s the same. She has her little routines and as long as they are all in place she’s fine!

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  4. ShannonRaelynn

     /  May 3, 2013

    What a very cool venture. Such hard work and dedication are required to get so much done in such a short period. I look forward to the posting any of your writings!

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