Wednesday, 5 November 2014

It's the first Wednesday of the Month, and we're all Insecure...

Hello my dearies, and welcome to this month's post!

I don't know about you, but November is always a very special month for my writerly insecurities. It's NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) time, and yes, I'm Doing It Again.

I find NaNo both wonderfully freeing and terrifyingly revealing of any writing issues I have. There's nothing quite like putting yourself under pressure to find all those cracks and crevasses you can normally gloss over - and that goes both for the writer and for the plot (or lack of it, as the case may be). When you have to write close to 2000 words a day to finish on time, and deal with a day job whilst doing so, there is no time for hesitation, but also no time to think things through. The result, for me, tends to be a whole lot of semi-coherent sentences that then need to be boxed into something recognisable as a plot. Judging from what I've written so far, I shudder to think of the amount of revision it will need.

But words are words, right? By the end of the month, I'll have 50.000 more words than I did before. That's something to help with the insecurities, right?

How are you guys and gals doing? Nanoing? If yes, I'm Tessa C over there ; )

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