Wednesday, November 5, 2008

A Novel - What Does It Take

How fast can you write a novel's first draft? NaNoWrimo pushes you to find out.


You know, that novel writing contest I spoke of in an earlier post. Writing with a full-time job is always a challenge. To be effective you must be aware of how much time other obligations take from your so-called free time and write extra on other days. You soon notice how much things like social events with friends, Christmas shopping, holidays and other things impact your writing. But when you're trying to get 50,000 words in a months - well let's say you really notice!

Last weekend it all started out great but I soon learned that I should have pushed harder while I could. Why? Because these last few days writing output has slowed to a crawl as the time allotted for writing jostles with unexpected obligations.

How was your week?


Teresa said...

I have 20 short stories to compose in the next ten days, so I understand the pressure to keep going while constantly being interrupted with other aspects of life. But the report cards will get done by the deadline...they always do...

Ryshia Kennie said...

Great analogy - don't repeat that to the parents. My advise - Red Bull - no this is not an advertisement - I repeat Red Bull. That is what got me from Regina to Saskatoon and back again in one day, that and a pack of Oreo minis.