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Let’s see how it goes

Up until a few minutes ago, I still wasn’t positive about it. But now I’ve made up my mind. I am going to at least try to do NaNoWriMo. If I can average 1,667 words a day, I’ll get 50,000 words out of my system. Will that be a novel? Maybe, but probably not. Will it help break the creative dam? I think so.

I’ve been feeling very mentally lazy recently, so I think that trying to write while I work, post, and do my normal daily activities could be intellectually stimulating. And while intellectual stimulation isn’t as fun as penile stimulation, it’ll do.

I hope to finish, but if not, at least I will have tried.

So I think I’m gonna do it.

And I think the first sentence is:

“On Tuesday, the world ended, and I missed it.”

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32 Replies to “Let’s see how it goes”

  1. Girl, Dislocated

    I like the first line! Are you going to let us read what you’ve written at the end? I assume you only use one had to write, so why are you limited to intellectual stimulation?

    I really liked the idea of NaNoWriMo when I heard of it, so I’m tempted to try, knowing that 50,000 words in 30 days is not going to happen. Even though my blog posts tend to be verbose (my last post was 1,575 words), I don’t blog everyday, nor am I a fast writer.

  2. ADW

    Uh, if the world ended, then wouldn’t you be dead, so how could you miss it?

    Just teasing you. I hope writing 50K words in one month is a lot more fun than it sounds. Some of us don’t do well with a deadline.

  3. hellohahanarf

    i’m all about impressed. hell, i don’t even blog sporadically, let alone daily. can’t imagine trying to knock out a novel on top of everything else you do. go avi!

    not to distract you or anything, but

  4. RW

    Here’s the formula Adam:

    2936 words on how the opening sentence relates to an earlier/similar incident in childhood (Kafkaesque. No N-word please).

    2522 words used to develop metaphor for the hopelessness of charity (in the manner of Gogol).

    654 words used as a mindless comic aside related to a spoof on Armageddon (for people under 30 – holds their interest).

    4158 words turning the theme on its head by demonstrating how the end of all things is actually a benefit for certain segments of the Third World (think Tolstoy here).

    3504 words revealing all that came before was just a subversive lead-in to the remainder of the work; which is really a love story about 2 nerds in a DNA lab (sexual orientation optional).

    That should do it for now.

  5. Avitable

    Amanda, thanks. I’ll need more of that when it gets closer to the end, I think.

    NYCWD, I do tend to pound the keyboard.

    Girl, Dislocated, I might, although for the security of what I’ve written, I’m not sure yet.
    HCG, I don’t know. I mean, there are lots of people I love in Ohio, but I’d prefer to stick to real cities like NYC and LA for the tour.

    Mr. Fabulous, woohoo!

    Mike, thanks.

    Robin, oh, I will. It might be hard to seriously blog if I’m trying to do this, too, so many posts might be about it.

    DaisyJo, but would you pay $20 for it?

    Zanthera, I’m familiar? Are you a lurker?

    ADW, I think the point of the deadline is to try to just get words out there on paper so that you can see how easy it is to write.

    Poppy, I know – where do you go from there? Can it be a 9-word novel?

    Hello, boobs never distract. They inspire.

    TMP, thanks.

    Britt, how about the apocalyptic bringer of death to the entire world?

    Metalmom, I might.

    RW, only 654 words as a comic aside? And it’s eerie that some of your elements are in my outline.

    Nina, good luck to you too!

    Jennifer, I was wondering how long it would take for someone to point that out.

    Amy, I’ll probably get lots of discouragement at work that will send me into a tailspin before I finish it.

    Michael, so you’re going to do it as well?

    Robin, I was thinking speed.

    Dan, with the length of some of your posts, you could probably do it easily.

    Annie, why? I mean, yes, of course, but why this time?

    CP, I’m more of a gigolo.

    Bossy, stimulation = radioactivity?

    BPR, yeah, you’re too late. Somebody already said that. 😛

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