I caved. I caved caved caved. I just wrote a post last week how I was not going to do NaNoWriMo 2013. On Friday I opened up a word document so I could jot down some ideas for a book. I ended up with over 3k words by the end of the day. The fever had reached me subconsciously. I scold and reminded myself why I was not doing this frenzy. I don’t have time. I need to work on the book that just got released. My doctors will not be happy.
But the fever that started within me in 2011 has never left. The fire of writing a book in November each month still lives. My stubbornness with this is to win. To do anything else is not an option for me. They may not be 60k great words but there will be 50k words before November is out. That is the plan.
This is how I started my NaNoWriMo book for 2013:
The devastation came silently. No one knew it was coming until it was too late. The quiet killer the perfect weapon. No one had a chance.
War had been rampant in the Middle East for years. But the US had always been able to keep it at bay from their native shores for the most part. But there were some things they couldn’t stop. The virus that coursed through the veins of millions of Americans. It started with the young, the elderly and the weak.
But that was not enough. More was to come. No one could prepare for what was next.
I wrote this on my Facebook page and my peeps welcomed me into the collective, knowing that this was bound to happen. Not one was really shocked. People have given me some good comments to the above opening. I like it. As of Monday night I was at a little over 14k words.
Stay tune. Hopefully this is not a foolish dream to complete and win NaNoWriMo for 2013.
10 thoughts on “NaNoWriMo: I caved”
I know how you feel. I also came into NaNo kicking and screaming this year. I just wrote a post about it. (Here, if you’re interested: http://traceybaptiste.wordpress.com/2013/11/04/the-nanowrimo-13-tee-will-be-my-undoing/) Good luck! If you want to buddy up, my user name is yecarth. 🙂
Why do we do this to ourselves Tracey? Gosh my hands, arms, neck and shoulders are hurting but yet I write. Let me buddy up with you after I go check out your post. 🙂
Oh gosh, so I’m not the only one who holds all my stress in my shoulders? Good. I mean bad. That’s bad that we do that. (Good that I’m not alone.) Yes, let’s buddy up. I love new writing buddies!!!
I loved your comment for I soooooooo get it. LOL
Wasn’t sure myself until web series partner/co-producer said her carpel tunnel was acting up and couldn’t work on her part of the project for a week- can’t do mine until she does hers– freetime!!!!!
Hell yay for free time! We all know those moments don’t happen often. Good luck.
For what it’s worth I’ve said I wasn’t going to take part the last two year and the last four summer camps but I always give in. I’d like to blame the wife, but I know I need it to cut out my excuses, especially after this past year. Welcome to the madness. 🙂
I blame you. LOL The idea of getting three in a row is an appeal to me I can’t shake. I think next year will be easier for I have shown to myself I can do it. Will see. With two more books coming out hopefully next year I will be really swamp. Heck I know you are as well, swamped. 🙂
Heh, glad to see I still have the knack for drawing someone in. 🙂 Yeah, I really wasn;t going to do it for that reason but between NaNo and the camps I’ve won six straight. May as well go for lucky seven. lol
I hear ya. I am good with not doing four, five and six for there is no stigma there I think. LOL