Yes, I’m Crazy

But it’s in a good way I promise.  I’ve been sitting on the sidelines watching a wildly crazy bunch of people frantically working toward a common goal for years now.  Why don’t I jump in and participate?  I’m a chicken sh*t.  Yes, I said it.  I am wildly afraid of not meeting goals for myself.  I have now finished my class this semester (grade to be determined still) and have yet to really figure out what I want to do next.  It is with this uncertainty that I have decided to join the other crazies in NaNoWriMo 2011 (National Novel Writing Month).

The goal of this endeavor is to write 50,000 words (or more) between November 1 and November 30 (yes, I know it’s only December).  The site lists a few steps to get started.  These are the ones that made me laugh… 6) This is not as scary as it sounds and 10) Win or lose, you rock for even trying.  How can you say no to something that even lists “you rock for even trying” in it’s directions?

I know it’s eleven months away but that just means I will have eleven months of OCD induced planning.  Remember I said that I was crazy?  I’m looking forward to this.  Now, off to start over-planning and freaking out.


2 thoughts on “Yes, I’m Crazy

  1. Nah. You’re not crazy. I just finished my fifth NaNo (second win), and I’m already thinking about next year. In fact, my blog is predicated on the idea that the year starts on November 1. There’s overplanning, and then there’s planning. From my own experience, I’d say that for your first year, there’s no such thing as overplanning. It wasn’t until I had a clear vision for a story and spent most of the year making notes, getting to know my characters, working out plot lines, etc., that I finally won. There’s some danger of burning out before you get to NaNo, but there’s also the possibility, that you’ll be so convinced you have a real novel that you’ll hardly be able to wait.

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