The Sweetie Chronicles

Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart. ~William Wordsworth

WriMo's Final Week

There is so much to get done this week! I'm going to have to write up a major to-do list today so that I get every little thing done before we have to leave for Georgia on Wednesday morning!! Stuff like *take the dog to the groomer *clean out the car *do the laundry, etc.

Then, on top of everything else, this is NaNo WriMo's final week! As I look back, I am truly amazed that I have been able to write 37,500 words in just three short weeks. I was even sick several of the days last week and didn't write hardly at all. But I wrote like crazy at the end of the week to make it up, so here I sit... less than 13,000 words from my goal. It's a very exciting feeling!!! Before this, the only other project I had completed was a short story of less than 20,000 words. And believe me when I say it took a lot longer than a month to finish the damn thing! Now, in just one little week, I will have a full 50,000+ word novel!!

Sure, the editing is going to take some time, but that's the fun part. The creating of the thing is fun too, don't get me wrong, but it's also excrutiatingly painful at the same time. An infinity of choices can leave you feeling restless and doubtful at every turn of the story. But the editing process is at least somewhat contained because the story already has a life of its own by then.

My challenge now is that Wednesday through Saturday is family time and travel time, with very little writing time in between. That means 13,000 words need to come between right now and Wednesday morning. If I don't finish it before we leave, that will make for an anxious me stealing laptop time in the hotel or a very caffeine-driven gallop to the finish on Sunday the 30th before midnight :) Either way, I know that I will finish, and that makes me so very proud of myself.

3 comments:

tcurry November 24, 2008 at 11:09 AM  

hey dork dont you have a laptop??? and doest it take anywhere form 6-8 hours to drive to the ville??? i say that is writing time hooker !!! lol

tcurry November 24, 2008 at 11:09 AM  

hey dork dont you have a laptop??? and doest it take anywhere form 6-8 hours to drive to the ville??? i say that is writing time hooker !!! lol

Mandy November 24, 2008 at 12:58 PM  

You can do it!! Just work baby, work!!

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