11.12.2009

Krispy is forcing me to write this post.

Krispy said that if I didn't post about it, she would, and she said it in that very Krispy-ish, venemous, menacing tone of voice that makes absolutely everything sound like a threat, even something as innocuous as, say, "Let's go get frozen yogurt." When you say it that way, it sounds like you're threatening murder.

I hit 50,000 words today--however, let it be said that my NaNo is a mess of inaction, and what little action there is is mostly walking around and talking, and the story is so ill-paced that it does not limp along as much as it does stagger in drunken circles before falling to the ground and spasming. I do not believe I've ever written such a long story in which so very little happens.

Also, with regards to editing, I have done none. For NaNoWriMo I make it a policy never to edit, revise, or delete anything, and because of this there are many instances where sentences just don't make sense or metaphors peter out before actually flowering out into a full image. It is an embarrassment of a plethora of mistakes and loose ends and unexplained developments and undeveloped tangents. Let's face it: my NaNo story this year is a total mess.

But that, my friends, is that crazy, cathartic joy of it. Writing without care for editing or sensibility, without worry of review or critique, without concerns for publication possibilities and potential. Writing just to write, and surprising yourself with an occasional amazing tidbit here, a striking image there, a poetic phrase here, a dramatic moment there. Ah! Every NaNo has its moments. Some more than others. This one in particular, not so many, but still--some.

Reaching 50,000 in 12 days is a new record for me, and as boggling to me as it is to everyone else. I don't know how I did it. I don't know if I'll ever be able to do it again. As Krispy noted previously, reaching 10,000 in one day was also a new record--though as I've told her and shall now tell everyone else, I had literally nothing else to do that day but sit and write, still fired-up and rip-roarin'-ready to go, plus it was daylight savings so I had an extra hour. And I really did literally spend most of the day writing. So it is possible, and unfortunately now that I've done it, I'm going to have that dreaded realization dangling over my head all the time now, singing that seductive siren-song, ♪ It's possible...so why aren't you doing it?~♪♫

Krispy has been writing, slowly but surely, and I await in anticipation the first glimpse I'll have of her story. NaNoWriMo is about deadlines and pressure, about pushing yourself to write more than you normally would, and so I'm grateful for any writing this month manages to squeeze out of Krispy--because I love her writing so and it is my iron-clad belief that she should always write more, more, more, and give it all to me, because I am a whore for her writing and unashamedly so, right down to my literary core. See, Krispy? You even drive me to poorly-rhymed randomness. I expect you to be NaNo-ing right now, even as I write this.
Write more, Krispy! Write more! Crank up that wordcount and go for the gold! There will be ice cream at the finish line--or maybe boba. ♥♥♥

4 comments:

Yunaleska said...

It's the crazy word writing girl! :p

Your word count is pretty awesome. Keep it up!

Krispy said...

Yuna- LOL! She IS crazy. She thinks I can do the same thing, but I have told her it is like physically impossible for me to knock off 10,000 words in a day. Really.

Alz- Uh, you make my writing sound like an addictive drug, in which case, it's a GOOD thing that I'm trying to break you of such a nasty addiction! Cold turkey for your own sake!

Also, about this ice cream - so is that like a bribe or something?

Yunaleska said...

15k in 3 days was a mistake for me. A little each day does the trick.

Alz said...

Yunaleska - Thanks! I think I'll proooobably be slowing down quite a bit now since the pressure is no longer quite so pressing. XP A lot of the impetus to get it done was so that I can do other things--eat, sleep, do homework, etc.--so now! I can do all those things!

Krispy - Given the amount of writing you've produced--or not--during the past few months, I've already GONE cold turkey! I'm afraid it's a permanent addiction and withdrawal only makes the problem ever worse.

As for the ice cream...maaaaybe. :D If I say yes, will you write more?