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?