Now I know that writing a novella in four days is not a giant feat of strength. I know that so many indies do it every day, but this isn’t so much a competition as a personal challenge to meet some criteria for myself.
The criteria remain as they were:
Maybe a little Romance
Acceptable Higher Quality Writing
As per the norm, I’m heading into Dark Romance, but what the hell, it’s where my passion lies. So, no, writing a novella in four days is no mean feat for the average to awesome writer, but it is for me. I’ve made the brilliant start to make this a public challenge, and if I retain some shame and missing my own deadlines, it’s nothing compared to the shame I’ll feel for having to explain to a handful of people online that I didn’t make my target. Reasoning that this novella will be anywhere between 20, 000 and 30, 000 words long, I’ll need to write over five thousand words a day to keep up. Aaaaaaaand, I’ve not quite gotten there yet.
Inspiration is never difficult to come by. It’s everywhere. If I run out of new inspiration I just rewatch an old vamp series, an anime, I read a line here, or listen to a particular song lyric. I remind myself why I am doing what I am doing every day and it makes inspiration flow like icy tap water. The trouble isn’t inspiration, it’s the never-ending interruptions, the real-time responsibilities at work. My job is by no means hard. If I put my mind to it, I could push out ten thousand words a day and still manage to keep up with my work. Really, there’s no excuse, but yesterday was a long, long day.
In the days of my Nanowrimo participation, I managed more than ten thousand words a day to keep up with a flagging goal. Once. For now, back to work. The achieved target by the end of the day must be over 10, 000 words. Yikes.
Current word count, 2, 863 words.