The first day it started as a challenge. The most I'd ever written in one day was 8,000 words. I wanted to know if I could do 10,000 without exploding, so what better day than the first day of NaNo?
The second day happened as a fluke. I'd written one chapter, been teased by that chapter into writing another chapter, and that second chapter ended with 7,500 words on the table for the day. My brain immediately said, "That's only 2,500 words to another 10,000. You can do that." And so I did.
The third day saw much suffering. I had already set myself up for writing 10,000 a day, and I wanted to see if it was possible to do it again (or would my brain explode?). Much suffering later, I looked back on what I'd produced (literary vomit) and found myself happy with what I'd made. It wouldn't have been there if I hadn't made myself to suffer.
This is the fourth day. I have 0 words on the table so far, but that's normal, as I don't jump into writing gear until around 10 PM, then it's smooth sailing until 5 AM. If I complete another 10,000 words today, that means I must suffer for all writers everywhere tomorrow in pursuit of my own literary quest: is it possible to complete NaNo in 5 days?
We shall see.*
Dear J.A. Kosse,
When you are posting about NaNo on the NaNo forums, you are not writing.
J.A. Kosse's conscience
*My brain is going to be a gooey mess, I assure you.----------
a venomoid is a poisonous snake that has had its fangs and venom glands removed to make it safe for human handling. what if vampires were required to undergo this operation? [[Wrote THE END! 9 AM on 11/19/2010]]