Saturday, November 15, 2008

C-C-C-Catching up!

So, this past week I fell behind on my nanowrimo novel... :-( I got sick, had two tests and an english paper. That's the excuse I'm going with anyway. SO it was very exciting for me to hit 20,000 words today! I'm almost caught up! (I should be at 25K words... not bad, not bad!). And now I have hope of catching up. And not having it take the whole rest of the month to catch up. I am fairly certain that I can be fully caught up by tomorrow. Goal for tomorrow is 26,672, which is really not that bad. I mean, it's a lot, but I wrote 5,000 words today, why not 6 thou tomorrow? Right? Write? haha pun...
Anyway, that's my life right now. And I almost just said that's my life write now... gosh I'm a nerd. Oh well, I love it! Yay nerds!
And I honest to goodness cannot think of anything else to say... umm... my life is consumed by writing... and I have no other life... how sad. And yet not sad at all. Because one day, I will change someone's life with the written word. They will see life in an entirely different way, and it will be because of me. And when nerds walk into a bookstore, they will be able to pick up a book with my name on the cover, smell the new book smell, and tingle with anticipation of a well written novel.
Granted, I'm a long way from there... I mean, nanowrimo is about writing quantity, not quality. So even if I do end up publishing what I'm working on right now, there would be EXTENSIVE editing before I even sent it to a prospective publisher, and after that lots more editing, and then lots more stuff that I don't really know about yet... and then finally my book would be in print on bookshelves across the country! Dang that would be cool. Like, my dream, right now, is to be able to walk into a barnes and noble, go over to the sci fi section (that's what genre I'm writing right now), and see a book written by me on the shelf. And secretly sign it and leave a note in it saying how awesome of a book it is, and walk away. Mwahaha evil author... I wonder if they would think it was fake... curious. Very curious. Makes me want to do it some time, when I'm published. (WHEN, not if. If is such an ugly, unnecessary word.)
So, that's my life. Thanks for reading!


Callie said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who smells new books. Don't they smell so good?!?!?

Lindsay said...

You're so inspiring! Practically half-way!

Ty Unglebower said...

It seems we both caught up in the last few days on our Nanos..but your feat seems more impressive. You write more in a single day than I. You are a sprinter, and I seem to do the marathon. =)