Saturday, November 27, 2010


This year I wasn't even sure I should do National Novel Writing Month. And, what with being a senior, having four organizations to run or help run, a show to rehearse, grad schools to apply for, and umpteen other activities and commitments, I was not at all sure I would be able to finish my 50,000 words.

However, stubbornness will always triumph over common sense. Last night I passed the finish line plus twenty-five words. Usually in the past my November novels have ended at a little over 50k, which was helpful, or at a little under, which was not and required me to B.S. a prologue and/or an epilogue. However, this year's novel is looking to be about 75,000 words long, at least. It has three parts, and I have written part 1 and most of part 2. I shall attempt to at least finish the second part in the couple days of November remaining. I intend to finish the third part, as soon as possible, still writing NaNo-style (that is, as fast as possible and not worrying overmuch if at all about quality). I need to get this story out of my head. It will bother me until I do.

What with the various school projects coming due, followed closely by finals, and all the responsibilities I've been putting off until December (the bulk of those pesky grad school apps, for example), I'm not sure when I'll be able to finish that third part. Hopefully over Christmas break, if nothing else.

At least a couple people have already made me promise to send them the novel. Those of you who want to see it should let me know, one way or another, and also tell me if you want to immediately see the 2/3rds that are written, or wait until the whole thing is done and get it all at once. (That last is a very respectable choice; however, be advised that there's a very distinct possibility that waiting for me to finish the book MAY mean waiting LITERALLY FOREVER.)


The Celebrated Author said...

Hate you.

Well of course I want it. I will wait until the end of this calendar year; if you have not written part 3 by then, I will just read the unfinished product. (Naturally if you finish before then I will expect it to be e-mailed to me as soon as possible.)

Ethan said...

That sounds fair. Actually, maybe I'll just do that for everybody who wants it... hmm...

Rachel E. said...


I mean, please? Please!! :) I'd love to read it.

Ethan said...

*Added* :D

NOT Freddy Jones said...

I suppose I want, too.

Even though I haven't even finished reading your novel from last year. Or perhaps it's from the year before.. I don't even remember. >.<