NaNoWriMo Day 13

Current Word Count: 21,104

There is nothing better for writing than a good night’s sleep. As you might have been able to guess from yesterday’s post, I’m beginning to have deep regrets about trying to complete NaNoWriMo. Perhaps it’s useful for some people, but for me it has bordered closer to a nightmare than a dream (and it’s not because I’m writing a semi-horror book).

Barbara Cartland published a total of 23 books in 1983, which means she would have had to write one book every 2 weeks. She clearly did it, but let’s face it, the majority of authors come out with about two books a year, which means about one book every six months. So, as I figure it, an author might spend a month plotting and a couple months editing, but that still gives them three months in the middle to finish that first draft. That’s a schedule I could probably work with, but not 2 weeks.

Maybe some authors can write books really quickly, but I am not one of them. I like to take a step back once in a while and take in all the craziness of the words I put on a page. As you might be able to guess, I will skip NaNoWriMo next year…and all the years to come. It’s just not for me, because I am not Barbara Cartland.

But for this year, I am determined to do it! Seventeen days left…

Best wishes on your life full of adventure,

Madame Writer

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