The White Flag of NaNoWriMo 2009

I write this in a most intriguing mood. I’m raising my hands in surrender. (I use surrender here for lack of a better term.) I do not believe that I shall make the 50k wordcount deadline for November this year. I know what many of you will say. But it’s not over yet. You still have time. I’ve heard of people getting 80k in a night! And Don’t give up! (NOTE: while writing this my tweet about my resignation on Twitter has already elicited responses that I have just mentioned.)

I am currently at 16,964 words. I have roughly 40 hours to complete a little over 33,000 words. While it is not the requisite 50,000 the OLL wants it is far more than I have ever done before now. Normally if I were just going about my usual day like when I started this trek I would have been quite displeased with myself for slacking off so much and just getting in my own way (Which admittedly there was some of that) I do not hate myself for anything of the sort. The reason my writing stopped so sharply is because I just got a job. I now work at Wal Mart. Thus I cannot get mad at myself for slacking off, after all you can ask anyone on the night shift and they’ll tell you it’s impossible to keep from working without getting fired. My paycheck also lets me know that it isn’t all for naught.

I do in fact hold my head up high as I write this (Not literally, I tend to look at the keyboard as I type and typing at eye level would be inconvenient at best) for I have done so much more this November than any November before. In fact I don’t believe that I have ever broken the 5k barrier in NaNoWriMo before. This means that I have already achieved 3 times my best NaNo Wordcount. Also, I do not believe that there is a single work of mine regardless of how long I’ve been working on it or what I was writing that has ever neared the almost 17k words upon which I now sit (Also I don’t intend to stop writing it just because I won’t make the 50k deadline) . I will not feel ashamed of that. I shall in fact hold it in front of myself as proof that I can indeed do better than I have been doing. And I shall do better. Not just next year, but this December as I begin my installments of My Life as it Should Have Been.

I hope you will join me as I go through my theoretical life. It shall be filled with action and romance and anything and everything else you can think, and comedy. Oh the comedy. Thank you for reading. I will likely not post again until I have begun My Life as it Should Have Been in December. Until then:

Later Days,