I am writing like the wind.
I am halfway there, having written more than 25.000 words. I have no words. I have no idea how I did it either. Just, wow.
I am deadly afraid of my plateau. I am still sure it will come.
This is the graph from last year. You see that period of ten days in the middle where I didn’t write a thing? Yup. The dreaded plateau. And, although I’m joking about writing fast because I want to be first, that’s not the reason. Or, that’s not the whole reason.
The main reason I write as much as I can now is that I know myself. The plateau will come. I just hope it will come after I reach 50.000.
Also, I write this much now because I am first on my friends list, and I’m usually not. I’m never first. Not for this long. And I use this wonderful feeling of being first to cover over my total, devastating anxiety of the plateau. It’s the worst anxiety I’ve had since my anxiety levels normalized after going off the anti-depressants.
I also felt a bad depression sneaking in on me before NaNoWriMo this year, and I am keeping it away by writing. I have a purpose this November. I am going to win. And the plateau and my depression will just have to wait.
Which may or may not be a daily thing. We’ll see.
Oh Gods, I am actually doing this!
Not only am I making myself a good buffer, but I’m also quite possibly the one in my city with the current highest word count. Usually, I’m always far, far below the daily par. The par for day 4 is 6.666 words. I currently have 14.103 words.
Last year, I reached 12.000 after fourteen days. Fourteen! This year, I passed 12.000 on day 4.
I am so amazed. And it’s so much fun. And my characters are really living a life of their own.
And I’m not done writing today. So that’s a thing.
By the way, our Internet is back. It came back yesterday. I’ve just been so busy writing, I didn’t have time to update my blog.
Edit: Final wordcount day 4 – 17.072 words, 5.025 words written today. And I made up some more absurd silliness. Yay for my brain!
And we’re not talking about this Christmas song.
I love autumn. I love the wonderful colors that appear on trees and bushes. I love walking around in fallen leaves. I love everything about local apples (because Norwegian apples are the best!). I love how crisp the air turns. I love having to dress in layers.
Image from weheartit.com
I love Halloween. I love listening to the Cranberries while enjoying a cup of hot chocolate and looking at the rain falling outside.
Autumn is also the time for NaNoWriMo, which is basically the best month of the year. Not that I have ever won the thing yet, but this year is so amazing that I should win it in 2014.
If you are confused about the whole NaNoWriMo thing: The title stands for National Novel Writing Month, and is held every November. The point is that you are supposed to write a novel during November, which is supposed to be at least 50.000 words. You don’t win anything big, other than epic bragging rights (and a first draft of your very own novel), but it’s great fun if you enjoy writing, and the community is awesome!
Here in Trondheim, Norway, we have a pretty neat writing community going on, with a lot of awesome writers. And I can’t wait for November to come around, so I can start writing!