Tomorrow begins the National Novel Writing Month. I enrolled in the India chapter. I don’t know what I can achieve, precisely during a time when I’m supposed to work full time on a translation that I’ve basically ignored for the past 6 weeks, but if I don’t try, I’ll never know. Even if I only manage to write 5000 words, it will be 5000 words, and with them, all the thinking, plotting, brainstorming that goes with the actual process of writing, so what is there to loose?
If I try to be realistic, I would like to write at least 500 words each day. It’s got to be doable, come on. And 500 words per 30 days is 15000 words! And who knows, there might be some days when I’ll be able to write more than 500 words. So, we’ll see. I don’t want to put too much pressure upon myself or I’ll end up all deflated and depressed if I don’t meet the challenge. Easy is the rule of the game, here. Well, the official one, anyway.