Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Doing NaNoWriMo Light
Me: I’m doing NaNo Light.
Imaginary Friend: What’s that?
Me: I’m drafting off all the real NaNoWriMos, following in the slipstream of the writers who are in front of me.
Imaginary Friend: ???
Me: I’m trying to write many pages per day. Many. Pages. Per. Day.
Imaginary Friend: Do you have an actual goal?
Imaginary Friend: Isn’t that part of NaNoWriMo? Write 50,000 words in one month?
Me: Well, yeah. But I just want to write many pages in one month.
Imaginary Friend: Slacker.
Me: Am not.
Imaginary Friend: Are too.
Me: You’ll see. I’ll get a lot written. I will.
Imaginary Friend: Snort.
Me: Hey, are my Imaginary Friend or my Inner Editor?
Imaginary Friend: Sorry. Yay for you!! *imaginary hands clapping*
Me: Now we’re talking.
Imaginary Friend: So, how many pages do you have written?
Me: Today, right now, 120.
Imaginary Friend: How many pages do you want to finish by the end of the month? *returning to the original topic of goals and not tricking me one bit*
Me: I’d love, love, love it if I could get 200 pages done by the end of November.
Imaginary Friend: Go for it. Seriously. Write. More. Now.
Me: I will. Thanks! *typing furiously, allowing my characters to tell me where the story is going, wishing someone would bring me a brownie so I would have lots more energy and ideas cuz I seriously need ideas when I'm writing this fast*