Well it has been two day short of a month and my first attempt at Nation Novel Writers Month is over. I am high on emotions and honestly in one of the best moods ever. I think if I got in any better of a mood people might think I was abusing psychotropics.
It has been a crazy month of ups and downs. There were the days when I just could not stop writing and would sit down at my keyboard and not move away for hours on end. On the other hand there were the days when I would beat myself in the head crazy trying to get a single comprehensive sentence to relieve itself from my begrudging finger tips.
The process of trying to write a book in a month is borderline insane. First of all it was the first time I have every written anything of length since the writing intensive classes in college. Most of those papers were more a regurgitation of boring lectures or notes pilfered form volumes of forgotten research… you thought I was going to say lore right… I did live in Baltimore for years. Ok so back to my recount of crafting a novel. Writing does take some diligence but it also take some creativity. I consider myself a very creative person. I have been doing music and graphics for years so with that creativity in my back pocket I made the ludicrous assumption that it must be relatively easy to make the leap to writer. Let me be the first to explain all forms of creativity is not created equal.
Writing is a total different practice and will take a lot more training to hone the craft to become the level of guided scrivener I wish to become. I now realize I need more training and writing exercises to get to the promised land of being a published writer. I don’t want to write a book that just gets published to say I’m published I want to write a book that… warning cliche coming… Makes a Difference, no but really that is my dream. I wan people to buy my book as gifts for their friends who are having a bad day or really need a pick-up in life. It is not too much to ask for right. I do believe I can do whatever I really put my mind too except for date Scarlett Johansson; somehow, that one is not coming to fruition.
Ok so this year I am going to fall about 10,000 word more os less short of the 50,000 word required my NaNoWriMo but I do not feel as if i totally empirically failed. I got 40,000 more words down on my book project and that about 39,000 more than I had ever scribed before this month. I also realize my shortcomings as a writer and now have a baseline as to where to get supplement and reinforcements for my writing practice. I will be a publish writer and I want you guys to keep following me to see me through.