OK, so I had what looks to be a super slow day with my word count, that’s true. On the other hand, I had a really great day as far as taking notes for story development.
I guess that’s a wash?
It’s one of those days that I ask myself, “What lies beyond NaNo 15?” I could just write for the thirty days of November and that really would be a real accomplishment.
Or I could take the whole thing to the next level. I could take my novel a whole lot more seriously. I think I have an interesting story to tell. I like the way the characters are developing and I really like the story arc so far. If I put a good deal more effort into this project I think I could really make something out of it.
I have two people that write and blog that have been a huge inspiration to me, Namely Carrie Rubin and Aetherhouse, I hope I have helped them a fraction of what they have helped me. The words of encouragement that I have gotten from them have kept me writing. It is also a huge inspiration to know that Carrie Rubin has just released her second novel and Aetherhouse is deep in the thick of publishing her first.
But as for me, it’s my plan to heed Stephen King’s advice and read & write a total of four to six hours a day throughout the future. And that means beyond NaNoWriMo.
Something hit me this year. I have decided to focus on being a writer and work toward the ends of being published.
Sure there is a lot I will have to give up; time with friends, social activities, gaming, hobbies and that is just to name a few.
But here is the crux: It feels right to be at a keyboard, telling stories.
Will I every make it to the Big-Time, a superstar author with huge advances and book signing events? Dunno.
But for me that’s not the point. For me, the point has become to enjoy telling a story. A really good one if I’m lucky. And to enjoy the process of making that story.
Maybe I’ll get the chance to thank Stephen King in person for the inspiration, but there are those that are a lot closer (even if in a digital sense) that have been amazing help and guidance. and so with that in mind:
words today: 1115