NaNoWriMo · Writing

Dreading November

It’s November on Thursday.

That means I have to start writing 1667 words a day. Every day. For 30 days.

Starting on Thursday.


How is it so close? November is ages away. November happens just before Christmas and that’s not for months yet. Right?

I have the NaNoWriMo jitters. I was all hyped up for it not so long ago and looking forward to the experience but all of a sudden, now it’s almost here, I want to curl up under the duvet and wait for it to go away.

I really really want to succeed. I want to end up with something I can hand over to people to  help me edit and proof read. I want to buy the winner’s t-shirt at the end of it and wear it for a whole week and make sure that EVERYBODY sees it and knows what I’ve achieved.

But right now I don’t want it to be November yet because I’m scared of failing. I’m not confident in myself and my writing at the moment – I feel very out of practice because the longest pieces I have written with any regularity over the last year or so have been my blog posts and they are rarely longer than 500 words.

I love writing and I desperately want to find a rhythm with it again. Fingers crossed NaNo won’t be a disaster and will give me the boost I need.

Any supportive biscuits, chocolates, cuddles or similar over the coming weeks will be gratefully received. My word count will (hopefully) be appearing on the funky NaNo badge in my sidebar so you can see how I’m doing and adapt your cheerleading appropriately.

Wish me luck.

2 thoughts on “Dreading November

  1. Just stumbled upon your site. I’m beginning NaNoWriMo for the 2nd time this Thursday, finishing it for the first time five Fridays from now. Well, that’s not to say that I didn’t finish last November – I obviously did because I’m writing this now. BUT. I’m finishing a novel this time, if it kills me.

    Okay, not if it kills me, because then I wouldn’t be able to say that I finished it. I would have finished it, but I wouldn’t be able to say so. Er, cause I’d be dead.

    Ahem. That is to say, I also am excited and nervous about it!

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