We’re twelve days into NaNoWriMo 2012, and not everyone is winning their battle against this 50,000 hp literary monster.
Me? Well, you know…I’ve been chipping away at something resembling a novel. The pacing is terrible. We’ll see how it goes.
Head to the official NaNoWriMo forums and you’ll see: the writer’s torment knows no bounds, even when all we’re talking about is 50,000 words of rough draft gibberish.
Here are some choice picks:
“Yes I’m behind. Yes it sucks.”
“Behind? I’ve written 5.3 words and we’re supposed to be at what tomorrow, 10k?! And naturally I’m at a stage with my novel where I don’t know how to get started again. God, I feel like I’m climbing nano-everest, especially since I’m trying to be done with my novel before the 28th which is my b-day and the next two days after that are exams. Fantastic :S”
“So I’m supposed to have 13,000 words and I only have 4,000 right now… Did anyone else have their life explode on them?”
“…so I sat at my desk and started writing. I got 500 words out easy before I realized something: I was just about to reach the climax of the story and I haven’t even hit 20k yet!”
“Why couldn’t Nano be last month? I had a lot more spare time last month. :/”
But all is not lost! There is still time!
Hold your ground, my brothers and sisters. I see in your eyes the same fear that would take the heart of me. A day may come when the courage of writers fails, when we forsake our friends and break all bonds of fellowship.
But it is not this day.
An hour of plot holes and shattered characters when our sugar highs come crashing down. But it is not this day!
This day we write!
(What the… apparently this shtick has been done before. That just makes it even more true!)