Monday, October 26, 2009

yada yada yada

The first time I tried to do NaNoWriMo, it was in November of 2004. Things were going really well. I was writing every day and I was totally keeping up with my wordcount. Then George W. Bush was re-elected. Then my grandpa died. Then I got bronchitis. Because of that triangle of suck, I pretty much lost my will to live, let alone write. Plus my story? Was about a girl in college and everyone thought she was going NUTSO but really she was just planning for a zombie revolution. Yeah. That blows. So I quit.

The second time I tried to do NaNoWriMo, I don't even remember what year it was, but I'm pretty sure I didn't even write a thousand words. I don't remember what the story was about. Once I got to a certain point of the month, I realized there was no catching up. So I quit.

I tried NaBloPoMo (aka NaBlowMe) a couple of times, and being required to post something every day made me want to quit the internet. So I quit that FOREVER because I didn't even win any prizes when I did it! Suck.

This year, I'm trying NaNoWriMo again. I'm totally cheating, but I'm trying it again. Heather Anne told me to write a book a while ago, and so I started one, and HERE'S THE KICKER -- I haven't quit it yet. I try to write more of it every day and, while I don't write much, the wordcount is getting up there. I'm going to use NaNoWriMo to force myself to finish it. Or at least get close to finishing it. We'll see how that goes. I wanted to keep it a secret, in case I felt like quitting again, but they say you're supposed to tell people so they can ask you how it's going and then make fun of you if you don't finish. So, Internets, I expect you to hold me accountable.

Anyway, my point is, I will probably be posting here less than I already am. Which is close to never, so...I guess what I'm saying is, see you in December. Except that's probably not true. See, before NaNoWriMo officially starts, I'm trying to cut down on distractions. I'm going to have to be strict with myself and not waste as much time on Facebook or watching Charlie Bit Me on Youtube over and over or, you know, blogging. But I'm not very good at being strict with myself so I'd imagine that blogging here will be one way I procrastinate from writing my story. So I guess what I'm REALLY saying is, see you on November 1st.

If you would like to be my writing buddy, you can find me on the NaNoWriMo official site. My username is Jennie. I KNOW, it's so creative!


Ashley said...

Maybe you could post updates so we could hold you even MORE accountable.

Jennie said...

Ooooh, good idea. I suppose I could post a weekly wordcount or something.

mysterygirl! said...

Awesome! Good luck!

vahid said...

Let's be realistic. Do you REALLY think you can go an entire month without watching that one kid bite the other one on the finger? If so, you are a stronger person than I. Here's to Jennie's novel! Yay!

(Note: this new novel had better be about a zombie revolution, too.)

Jennie said...

I mean, the video is what, a minute long? I can probably spare at least a minute a week for it.

(No zombies, but there are people with superpowers!)

Abigail said...

I think you should def post a weekly word count. Also, I hope this doesn't mean you're going to give up on your farm because that is SO NOT ALLOWED.

Jennie said...

Oh, no way am I giving up my farm! I'll just plant a bunch of artichokes or something.

kat said...

this is so badass. you're so badass.