I struggle to put together 170 words together per day. Before Mothes' Night Out ran into the blockade, it hit 12,081 words, over the course of several months. Before that, Dave's New Digs managed to run through 13,536 words before wrapping up. Since You've Been Gone got to 7,538 before I went into insulin shock and had to stop it. Three Of Five is up to 7,976 sequetial words that make some sort of sense, and the notes are almost that long. My only fiction that I have that is totally my own (and shows it) is Betwixt The Planes, at 5,239 words. Pitiful.
And the project for NaNoWriMo? Trains of Thought is at 980 words.
Proving that I am Abysmally Slow, and should not give up my day job.
Like that's going to stop me from writing, again. You'll just have to put up with the sap being kinda slow.
Right. After tripping over everyone's comments on NaNoWriMo, I decided to check it out.
"Because of the limited writing window, the ONLY thing that matters in NaNoWriMo is output. It's all about quantity, not quality. The kamikaze approach forces you to lower your expectations, take risks, and write on the fly.
Make no mistake: You will be writing a lot of crap. And that's a good thing. By forcing yourself to write so intensely, you are giving yourself permission to make mistakes. To forgo the endless tweaking and editing and just create. To build without tearing down."
These people are talking to ME, or at least the voices in my head. Then I read the rules.
What: Writing one 50,000-word novel from scratch in a month's time. (italics mine)
Does that mean I cannot use anything I have outlined before November 1, even if I haven't written any text for it? If so, that lets out Ilsa's story, most of the Den Of Doom serials and the Gift Bringers.
Okay, fine. I'll just go outlaw and try to keep up, but won't submit it. Bah.