Wednesday, 27 October 2010


So, the NaNoWriMo site told me that one of the ways to success was to tell everyone about THE NOVEL I AM (abouttobe) WRITING.

Hey, Oddlings, I have something to tell you.

Are you all jealous of my ducky fork?

This November, I am participating in NaNoWriMo!
I know! This is definitely NOT the third or fourth time I've mentioned it, and you ARE just reading it for the first time.

A plot teaser, to prove I have one:
It's about a girl.
And a boy.
And many, many dreams.
And it has a sad ending, I think. I haven't decided if it's going to be sad or not. I like the sad ending, but I don't want people to hate me. But the main character is kind of dislikeable.

So there! I have a plot.

Some worries:
I don't know if I will commit to it enough. Already I have a lot of things going on: tutoring (I teach), drum lessons, for which I don't practise nearly enough, assessment, basketball coaching, and November is the month I have my final exams, which aren't counting, but still. I don't have an incredibly strong desire to fail.
And I am so, so worried that I will just kind of choose to put it off the first couple days, get behind, and then choose to have a big sit down and write, but not yet, and then get too far behind to catch up and then LOSE.
And I am not a loser!
I also really don't know if what I write will be long enough/any good, but on that front, I'm just trying to listen to Frezned's advice: just write something. It doesn't matter if it's horrible, because worse novels have undoubtedly been written and published. Even if it's terrible, it's still 50,000 words that wouldn't have otherwise existed, and you still get the sense of accomplishment.

So, guys. I need your help.
Help keep me motivated.
Tell me my story is good, even if it's rotten.
Be kind.
And continue being wonderful.

Who knows, I might even post bits here.

Mother Oddling out!
[mother? weird ...]

p.s. I didn't edit this, because I'm trying to get in to NaNo, no editing until December frame of mind.
But maybe I'll get another brilliant word like Oddlings out of it.

1 comment:

  1. Yo, this is Josh (friend of Alexia) =]

    I'm doing NaNoWriMo this year, and though having also tried last year, I have little advice for you =S

    See, I was trooping on with my story (Odd) until one day, when I reached 15 546 words, and my computer spazzed out before immediately committing suicide. It was not fun. In light of this, I'm just gonna say; save backups! I did manage to recover what I had written, but sadly NaNoWriMo was over.

    Also, you're doing significantly better than me already because I have absolutely no clue what I'll be writing, and the fateful day is fast approaching! But then again, I think I decided what to write the night before last year's.

    Peace. It'll all come together.

    P.S I just remembered that I had some November HSC exams last year, so don't fret =]