Listening to: La Fille aux Cheveux de Lin – Claude Debussy (Madoka OST Recording)
Next: The Knights’ Tale, part II
After a week’s hiatus, I have returned!
Last week, on a whim, I decided that I was going to, for the first time, attempt National Novel Writing Month. This decision was precipitated by several different things. Firstly, I realized that I finally had a portable computer with a functional screen (until very recently, I was working on a broken-screened laptop sitting on a desk and plugged into a monitor), which meant that I would be able to take my work with me wherever I went. Secondly, I figured out that I could type almost four times as fast as I write and actually have it end up legible, with the ultimate result being that I could effectively bring my laptop in to my hour and a half-long history lecture and get at least 2000 words done every time. Thirdly, my sister had begun work on a NaNoWriMo project of her own, and her enthusiasm for the project was infectious. Fourthly and perhaps least excitingly, on the night in question, I was simply bored. Daylight savings time had just hit, giving me an extra hour, and I decided that if my sister could write a novel in a month, then I could too.
Unfortunately, this has proved thus far to be a rather ill-thought-out decision. Progress on my novel has been slow over the past week while I wrote a paper about the development of church denominations (eleven pages, 3,452 words), half the summary of a hypothetical opera (three pages, 977 words), and zero blog posts (I took last week off for my health, and only belatedly realized today that I was late in posting). Furthermore, with tech week for our college’s production of Urinetown coming up, I find myself with a booked schedule ahead of me. However, I believe that I am equal to this challenge. I may or may not reach the full 50,000, but I am determined to get at least halfway there, to prove a point to myself if nothing else.*
*Also, if I get halfway there by the end of the month, one of my English papers will be waived and I’ll be given an automatic A on it. Incentive!
There’s not much else to say about this, so I’ll leave you with the first few paragraphs of my NaNoWriMo project, “The Knights’ Tale” (Real Name TBA). Enjoy!