NaNoWriMo 2014

Despite what I said in my last post, I have decided to participate in National Novel Writing Month 2014, better known as NaNoWriMo.

I must be crazy to want to do this, but I really feel like I can. I feel like I can at least get close. I want to actually feel what it’s like to try and take on the crazy task of getting 50,000 words in just 30 days. It’s crazy, but I feel like I can do it.

I’m not quite sure how that’ll go over with school and work yet. Today and tomorrow I’ll be finding that out. Maybe I’ll try to stay at least a day ahead. I know I am already.

To get 50,000 words in 30 days, you have to write about 1,667 words a day. It’s crazy, believe me. It doesn’t seem to be too hard, though. I already have almost 7,000 words!

I’m sure I’ll be able to do it if I can stay a day ahead. I won’t be able to write late tonight like I’ve been doing because I have to be up at the time I’ve been going to bed these last couple nights. Hopefully, I can get enough done during the day so I’m not playing catch up with my schedule late tomorrow night.

I will try to update you every Monday about NaNoWriMo. I’ll let you know how the progress is coming along.

Are you participating? Feel free to let me know in the comments!

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I need to be off and get to writing. Happy NaNoWriMo, everyone!

New Goals in Life

I know I’ve been absent for more than a month, and I apologize. I’ve been busy with this crazy life of school, work, and writing.

Lately, I’ve been really hooked on getting the first draft of my book done. I really want to. In fact, I want to so much that I even have a goal set: I want to get it done before 2015, and have it ready to publish by 2016. Will I get it there? I don’t know, but I’m definitely going to try.

I love writing, and everything that comes with it. Well, I say that, but I haven’t actually experienced the full-on editing process. I’m not so much looking forward to that, but I will definitely work hard on it.

I know, the book is only one goal, and the title is plural. I have more, I promise. I had to talk about the editing first, though.

One more goal of mine is school. I’m hoping I get done with early, but I really don’t know if that will be possible or not. I’m hoping so, and I’m going to do whatever I can to get there. Currently, I’m in a self-paced course, so I definitely have that going for me.

My goals are packed with life ambitions. Of course, my ultimate goal is to become a full-time writer, but that won’t be for years. I will keep you updated, readers. I’m looking to you for support of not losing sight of my goals.