National Novel Writing Month – the Exciting Conclusion November 29, 2007Posted by caveblogem in NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month, writing.
Well, that’s it. I’m done–not done with the novel I’m writing, unfortunately, but done with the first 50,000 words. I’m only about halfway through my tentative outline, but I will happily put this thing aside for a while.
What did I learn about myself this year?
I learned that I am capable of sucking it up and writing, even when I am not making a lot of sense, even when I am writing stuff that I don’t think people will find very entertaining (and keep your comments about that being analogous to this blog to yourselves, please), even when I know that I will probably delete pages and pages of what I have written when I begin the editing process.
Yes, I am a writer. I learned that last November. This year I learned a skill that can be more important than writing. I learned that I can just type. I can disconnect my brain and just clatter away at the keyboard, coming away with 50,000 words.
I am a typist, which is like being a writer, I guess, but without the perks.
What will next year’s NaNoWriMo bring?
Good luck to all of you who are still hammering away at this thing.