Keeping on

November 24, 2010 | 10:23 pm | Journal: NaNoWriMo, on writing |    1 comment

I’m blocked at little more than 26,000 words and it’s six days from the end of NaNoWriMo. It doesn’t feel nice. Perhaps I look too harshly on myself at times, perhaps I’m much more similar to Virginia Woolf thant I can imagine. Facts says that clearly though: I’m a slow artist. I have lost the hope to win NaNo this year, but I’m keeping on with it. Yeah, that’s what I’m going to do.

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NaNoWriMo 2010: writing struggle

November 14, 2010 | 3:23 pm | Journal: NaNoWriMo, on writing, updates |    1 comment

November 14th means two weeks of literary abandonment for NaNoWriMo writers. Unfortunately, that was not my case: I only began drafting my novel three days ago, and I’m struggling to reach 4,000 words within tomorrow. There is so much stuff to do every day, from websites to university, blogging to studying, art commissions and housework. Novel writing only gets a small amount of daily time, which means slow progress. Someone may suggest to quit the Nano for 2010, and try again next year; ‘alas’, I’m not one of those people. I’m going to navigate the struggle sea until I reach a tiny land, and I don’t care whether that land takes me to win my 50,000 words or not. I tried, at least I could say I tried, and I shall have most of my novel draft ready to continue my work. In fact, the novel I’m writing is going to try the publishers’ road some day. Having a piece half-done is always better than having none.

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Back to this Journal

October 7, 2010 | 7:03 pm | Journal: NaNoWriMo, updates |    0 comment

My last entry was from July, it seems. Three months of silence in the writing world. Sad enough? Maybe. Truth is that I went through several hard times, which I cannot mention on this journal (and they would be inappropriate anyway), and the rest of the summer was around holidays and my fiancée, so you see, my writing activity has been kept dormant until ‘now’. I used the tildes here because I have not resumed working on my short stories yet; I should finish Evergreen before anything else, and then write my NaNoWriMo book right afterwards, on November. I had an idea for a plot a few weeks ago, but I should make sure it goes somewhere before I start writing for the contest; if it’s not going to land to a conclusion, I will just use one of my plots in the drawer of chances. I have a few cards to play, in that sense.

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