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In which I attempt to actually meet a goal 
1st-Nov-2014 11:48 am
So I think I am going to attempt NaNoWriMo.

I haven't been writing regularly for the last...5 years? 6? Sheesh. And about a year ago, for the first time in my life, I came up with an idea for a novel that included a complete plot and several concepts that really interested my husband. However, in all that time, I've only managed to write about 20 pages of it. I always wind up letting myself get distracted by mundane real-life chores ("You shouldn't sit down and write for 2 hours, you have a sink full of dishes and the leaves need raking!"). So I'm not necessarily hopeful that I'll meet the goal of writing 50,000 words during November, but I am hoping that it'll establish a habit of writing a little every damn day, even if it's only for 20 minutes.

Of course, instead of working on my novel idea, this morning I wrote something based on a weird dream I had recently, where someone finds a little boy who seems happy and healthy but has no idea how he got there or where he lives. They call the authorities to report the lost kid, only to discover that over the last 48 hours, all over the country, hundreds of identical-looking little boys with the same name and same lack of background have been discovered. Two of these Good Samaritans who live close to each other decide to meet up to see if maybe bringing together the two boys they found will trigger memories or other clues as to where they came from. But when the two little boys walk into the same room, they explode.  I'm...not really sure what happens after that. Maybe I'll find out...
2nd-Nov-2014 02:11 am (UTC)
Good luck with NaNoWriMo! I keep having the best of intentions with that and then just never getting started.

Also, that dream sounds creepy and bizarre. o.O
7th-Nov-2014 01:05 am (UTC)
For the last 4 years, both my husband and I have said, "We really should try NaNoWriMo." I decided that even if I only write 3000 words, I need to actually TRY it at some point.

The weird thing about the dream is that it's a creepy concept but it wasn't creepy to experience the dream. It was as if I were reading the text of a novel while simultaneously seeing the action happen, if you can visualize that. And I had no idea what was coming next, so I was excited and interested - and very unhappy when I woke up with no idea of how it was going to end.
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