Well, it’s Day No. 3, and I’ve quit roughly the same number of times as my paultry word count – 955. This NaNoWriMo thing is no easy task. I keep going online to their forums (half for help and half for procrastination) and getting hyped again about the idea, or at least getting some commiseration from like souls. Then five minutes later, when I try to dive back into the story… nothing. Everything seems like drivel and I have no clear idea of how to do anything with my characters other than make them walk around and bang into walls (whomever said art reflects reality was on to something).
Anyway, I knew it was going to be tough, and I’m still committed to the idea of completing this thing, even if it sucks more than I ever thought it would. Initially I thought choosing a topic I wasn’t too serious about was a good idea because then I wouldn’t care if it sucked (as opposed to using one of my collection of semi-well-developed ideas), but what I’m realizing is that it’s difficult to sit down every day and spend a few hours writing about something you don’t care about. Bit of a Catch-22.
Well, I just spent the last hour and a half talking to Cory (voice) over the Net using MSN Messenger and it was fantastic – pretty clear and didn’t cost us a dime. So, other friends and family members… get into it, I want to hear from ya all. However, it’s left me with only four hours before I need to be in class – time to get back to the novel.