Advertisements
RSS

Let’s Go

04 Apr

“Let’s go! / Make no excuses now / I’m talking here and now / I’m talking here and now / Let’s go!” – Calvin Harris, “Let’s Go”

I honestly should just listen to that song on repeat during my writing time. It sums up the need for me to focus on my novel rather than, say, web comics, cookie recipes, and pictures of cute puppies. Instead, I’ve been listening to Disney songs lately. “Streets of Gold” from Oliver and Company is currently playing on my Pandora.

This April I’m doing my best to participate in Camp NaNoWriMo. Instead of having the usual goal of 50,000 words, I’m aiming for 25,000 due to my sporadic work schedule (and, okay, I’ll admit, lack of focus). So far I’ve been doing great with staying on track, hitting the daily goal of 834 words a day. I’m even a tad ahead of the 3336 goal for day four with 3450 words! Yay me!

I was also honestly thinking of my future fairly recently. I adore my current job, but I’m not certain I want to remain there for the next 40 or so years before retiring. I would love to have my own place with a dog or two and a room dedicated to my computer(s) and books (those that I’ve read and those that I’ve written). To achieve that, I would like to have enough success with writing to make a modest living, even if I need a part-time job to help pay the bills. To achieve that, I need to write and, ya know, finish a book or six.

The NaNoWriMo community is amazing at coming together and supporting each other, with quite a few being able to publish their novels (ever read Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus? That was her NaNo winner!). Another source of inspiration I have is my sister Rachel (over at Spilled Ink), whom also got bit by the writing bug years ago and probably has more writing passion than me.

So, what’s stopping me?

“Hello, my name is Kristen, and I am a procrastinator.”

I mean, I could blame my muses, but I’m sure D.L. and Tech would not be very happy with me for doing so…

Therefore, I’m going to do my best to commit to writing a bit each and every day. Doing NaNo should help me establish this habit since writing every day is a huge part of the challenge. Another habit I will do my best to establish is updating this blog more than once every six months. Having a network and community of people working toward the same goal and having the same passion for writing (among other topics) would be lovely!

With all that said, wish me luck!

On a side note, this post is almost 500 words… I wonder if I’m allowed to add that to my NaNo word count. 😉

Advertisements
 
1 Comment

Posted by on April 4, 2013 in Home

 

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

One response to “Let’s Go

  1. Rachel

    April 5, 2013 at 10:04 am

    Yay! You should be writing a little bit everyday because it’s fun! 🙂

    And I was not bitten by the “writing bug” all those years ago…I was bitten by the “I-want-copy-my-sister bug.” I started writing because of you…never forget that! 🙂

    Like

     

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

 
Nerd Side of Life

Fangirling Since 1995

Later Levels

XP comes with age

OMG, Becky, Look At That Blog!

If you can't dazzle them with your brilliance, baffle them with your bullshit.

Why We Play Games

Analyzing video games

Livid Lightning

Striking words without fading away

Twilight Wolf

Little twilight wolf, big Zelda world

BeardedGamer82 Gaming Blog

Game Reviews , Game News , Movie Reviews

Out Of This World Blogging

Blogs, Reviews, Articles and News Articles

Rendermonkee's Gaming Blog

Opinions and Insights into Modern and Retro Gaming Culture

The Brink of Gaming

Thoughts and Opinions on Various Gaming Topics

TriformTrinity

reviews - commentary on media - cozy talk

Shoot the Rookie

The not-so-pro gaming blog

The Gaming Diaries

The adventures of a life in games and my real geeky life when it takes over.

%d bloggers like this: