* I’ve hung around writers long enough to know about that ACFW Nanunanu thing. Not long enough to remember the name, apparently, or to stop being surprised every November when writers start talking about it, but long enough to have mocked (in my head) those who participate.
TT: Yeah, I know mocking isn’t nice. That’s why it’s (usually) in my head and followed by a chocolate bar to improve my mood. My apologies to all of you who didn’t know you were mocked.
The fact is, I’m mystified by those who actually do it. In the turtle’s swamp, 50K in 30 days comes out to about 4 hours of writing per day. That’s a lot of time. Maybe you all write faster than I do.
After reading Tim Ward’s post on Tuesday, I was all ready to start head-mocking, but this year, I just couldn’t do it. Maybe it’s the turning 40 thing, but a month of reaching for that 50K word mark could be good for me.
So I’ve taken the last five days to make up some note cards for my current WIP, get a plan together concerning major plot points and warn everyone I know I won’t be available for comment as usual (with a few exceptions). Don’t know if I’ll make 50K, but that’s where I’m aiming with all the single-minded turtle-after-the-artichoke attitude I can muster.
Wish me luck and get the mocking ready for December 1st. I can take it. I’m tough.
Where’s my chocolate?
*If you’re wondering, that first photo is up there because 1) it’s what came up in a search for “mocking” at stock.xchgn, 2) it’s a baby robin and I’m acting like a baby when I whine and compare myself to others, and 3) he’s just so darn cute I couldn’t resist!