Friday, November 6, 2015

NaNoWriMo--One of The Ways I Torture Myself

So it's November 6th, and I have less than 1667 words on my novel. It's not that I don't have anything to write, it's just that I can't unblock myself and open up the page. I don't know why--it's just another way I self-sabotage my dream of having a novel published.

I'm not giving up yet. I still have lots of time to make up those 10,000 words, and I know once I get into the zone, I'll crank those words out without a problem.

In the meantime, I thought I would share this recipe I posted back in 2011. I need it.

In a large bowl, mix:

30 days of determination
4 weeks of creativity
1/2 c. outline
1/4 c. plot
a pinch of selfishness

In a separate bowl, mix:

1/4 c. laughter, romance, intrigue, horror, or mystery.

  • With a big hook, mix ingredients until a stiff dough forms. Sprinkle generously with the desired number of characters, and roll out onto a 12-font, double-spaced board.
  • Knead for 1,667 words daily, allowing the dough to rise a little each day.
  • Place in a large pan, well-coated with positivity.
  • Bake at room temperature until dough reaches 50,000 words, or when done.
  • Enjoy with a warm beverage of satisfaction and accomplishment.

How is your NaNoWriMo novel progressing?


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