In which Sherlock Holmes helps us understand NaNoWriMo
Today I’m employing the help of a certain consulting detective (or… two) to give you the experience of doing NaNoWriMo, in a nutshell.
What is NaNo like?
I’m just going to write an entire novel of 50,000 words in 30 days.
. . .
(Because apparently Sherlock Holmes takes off his scarf? What does this mean, you ask? We’re going to go with it meaning “let’s do this thing.” Yeah.)
Random bystander: What are you…?
Me: Go away, I’m writing.
Waiiiiit a minute . . .
MY NOVEL IS AWESOME.
A week down! …I’m done now, right?
What am I doing. Why am I writing a novel? How is it November?? I’M WRITING A NOVEL? IS IT REALLY NOVEMBER?
I’m a writer. I CAN DO THIIIIS.
Halfway through. 25k down, 25k to go.
Plot. I need… plot… Villains… motivation… obstacles? Plottish… things.
Wut r wurds…?
I don’t want to write anymore! All I want do is read a book!
…And hide behind lots of caffeine.
Me: I hate you, novel.
Inner Editor: Your writing stinks.
Inner Editor: Seriously, though . . .
Smart writers with good advice: Just write the words! You can always edit later!
Me: NOOO! I CAAAN’T! FIX AAAALL THE PUNCTUATION!
WRITE ALL THE WORDS AAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH
NaNo site: Congratulations, you have reached 50,000 words and won NaNoWriMo.
It’s a mix of this:
So. The real point of this post?
Do you have your laptop? Are you ready to write?
I repeat: IT’S NANOWRIMO.
Let the games begin.