If I somehow don't make it to those 50,000 words, then I will openly admit that I just didn't make the cut.
But that's not going to happen.
I'm the kind of person that does not like to back down, once I have a reason to go forward; my philosophy is, "There ain't no point in playin' the game, if you ain't goin'a win." It's so true. I love to win- it's why I do anything!
I am SOO excited for the start of NaNoWriMo, this year, that I just CAN'T WAIT for it to begin!! I have never participated before, so I am very seriously chomping at the bit... There is no difference between a horse in a racing box at the track waiting to win, and me, right now. I am so ready to change my profile picture to NaNoWriMo 2013, if only they had a thumbnail ready!! I am dying to be a part of it.
The reason that I have joined NaNoWriMo this year, is because I have a lot of stories in me that I just need to write. Otherwise, they'll just rattle around in there forever, incomplete, and I will feel that I have failed myself by not sharing them, by ignoring the inspiration and imagination inside me. I would much rather use it, than lose it.
And what is there to lose?! Absolutely nothing! At least I will have the accomplishment of an attempt, if I fail. At least I will have satisfied myself, in going however far it takes me. I am done being forever the procrastinator. I need to do this. That is why I am so impatient for November to come around, I need to keep these feelings within me, so that I will not stop, I will not fail, and I will have success!
What's in it for me, if I succeed? Then I will feel ridiculously happy. If I've brushed the script through enough, I could actually get it published, or make a movie out of it. That would be beyond my wildest dreams! Really, think of the possibilities!! It is sooo worth it for me, to try. The only thing standing in the way of me and something amazing, is myself. I am also awesome and amazing, so it makes the equation kind of complicated... Bottom line, I'm just going to do it. I won't stop with one novel, but it will be the kick-start to get me into the gear of being a writer, and paying attention to myself, and the good ideas that I have. I would hate for a single one of them to go to waste!
Back in grade-school, when we all had to write those short stories with guidelines, I always astonished myself of what I could come up with. I really actually appreciated my own work! That's a big deal, when you're young. I want to see if it's still there, to work on it, and hopefully improve it to being severely awesome. Some of my favourite movies were based on books. So I suppose, that is really a fantasy of mine. I've always been enamoured with films, it's what I grew up on (and only the good stuff[mostly classics]).
Let me share this article that my sister posted on Twitter, earlier today. It's so perfect, it fits right in, here. In an effort to preemptively start the NaNoWriMo contest, without cheating- I am going to start illustrating scenes from my mind. As the article states, and which I already knew, when you put your thoughts down on paper, it DOES take a load off! You don't have to worry about recalling something anymore, because it's concrete and able for you to grab, at any moment(it also kinda solidifies it in your mind, too, as you see it written down, and are thinking about it, as you do so). At one point in my life I could not get to sleep, unless I penned my thoughts down, first. Literally, it would take me hours of just laying there alone with all my thoughts bouncing off the walls and ceiling, otherwise.
This will help me in many ways.
1) I can restructure, if I need to.
No point in writing in one direction only to hit a brick end, when I've already discovered another way around it, or a route that's more cool!
2) It will help solidify the ideas to my brain, and give my plot direction.
3) It will help me articulate in another creative way.
This to me, means opening up more pathways in my brain. Always a good thing! It can only help!
4) It will help me to see the bigger picture.
I am the artist, and I can make it whatever I want it to be. Hopefully extensive, and beautiful.
Once it's all there in front of me, I just need to get it out in words. Should be the easier part. I will probably excavate even more alleyways during the writing process, too!!
These are my un-directly-informed thoughts about NaNoWriMo. I am prepared to modify course. Perspective is everything! I am excited; ready to get this done!!
If I'm so busy writing my story that you don't hear from me until the contest ends, then be happy for me! That means I'll win. I plan to, however, make positive breaks to write about my experience, and boost morale(my own). Primarily, my own.
Tell me, are you joining NaNoWriMo? How many years have you done it? What is your favourite part about writing for NaNoWriMo? What accomplishments have you made?! I'd love to hear these answers, and have you share your excitement with me!! Comment, tweet, or email. You know what to do.
#NaNoWriMo is soon to be upon us.... WHOOOO!!!!!