NaNoWriMo Goals – Realistic vs. Lofty

“Yes, I’m still going to edit Killer Orange when I do NaNoWriMo.” This is what I told myself when I started working out my new story for NaNoWriMo. I mean, I can do it. How hard can it be when I’m juggling two jobs, two needy dogs,a husband and household chores, social situations and anything unscheduled?

Can’t be that hard, right?

I don’t know how it’s going to happen. I don’t know how I am going to fit other staple goals, like drawing and exercise too.

Should I even be doing NaNoWriMo? I wondered about that, but I can’t give it up. Even if I don’t make the 50K, I know I’ll have something started, something that I can work with and someday share with others.

I’m going to try to fit in EVERYTHING because that’s how I am. I work best under pressure. Always have.

Nothing’s going to be perfect, but somewhere in here I’ll be stoked by the energy. I’ll always have something to do. Even if I drive myself crazy.


Doing all of it AND NaNoWriMo, well, I must be bonkers. That’s the only explanation.


H.K. Rowe

4 thoughts on “NaNoWriMo Goals – Realistic vs. Lofty

  1. Once you hit that point where you know something has to give (probably around the 10th-15th), let Killer Orange go. It’s done and can rest while you pound out the new work, and editing it might be less arduous once it’s out of your mind for awhile.

    Just my cent and a half ;-).

  2. I’m in the same boat. I’m wondering if I should bother poking Paradisa while I’m working on NaNoWriMo, but….it’s all just gonna depend on how much I get done. How smoothly the NaNo goes. I might pound out 5000 words a day or something (unlikely, but with the dreamy stream-of-conciousness first-person approach I’m taking, it’s more likely than other books I’d work on). Also, my NaNo may end up coming short of 50k words. I really have no idea right now. So I might NEED to work on Paradisa in order to reach the word count!

    Even with planning I…am not really sure where I’ll be on November 30th. We just have to take it day by day!

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