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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

NANOWRIMO update: reaching my goal has become increasingly difficult

I was hoping to finish my NaNoWriMo novel by February 15th. Today is the 21st. It is not complete.

I am trying to convince myself that this does not make me a failure. This just makes my sucess a slower accomplishment. I will finish the book. I will conquer the first draft.

My first NaNoWriMo book flowed much like this one. My characters came to life. My protagonist became my friend.

To not complete this book would be a failure to our friendship...mine and Mandy's. Trust me. I am aware that she isn't real but I think some of her pain, some of her joy really is.

It lives within me. Writing it is an emotional process that I sometimes have to force myself to take.

Even if no eyes ever look upon the story, I will know whether it is complete or not.

I will know if Mandy is whole.

Setting my focus on the ides of March.

5 random thoughts:

Jenners said...

Just keep going. You'll get there one day.

Kristie Maynard said...

You are determined and you will get it finished. Funny how these characters seem to come alive when you write about them, eh. I hope that someday we will be able to read about them too.

Wendy said...

Keep writing my friend...just like the little engine that could you will conquer this hurdle and be pulling into the station soon. I just know it!

becca said...

just keep going you're doing great

septembermom said...

I know that you're on the right track. Keep writing. I'm trying to get something out each day too.

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