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It happened the last time, too. This time, the urge is simply too great. I have yet to succumb to it, though.

Must. Stop. Thinking. About. Joining. Nanowrimo.

I certainly cannot write well enough to whip out a decent 50,000-word novel, and to put finishing touches to it within that one crucial month.

If I do join, I know I will disappoint myself somehow. I reckon I will have no beginning and no ending to the story. Just bits and pieces from my sudden bouts of inspirations, so disjointed that should they be somehow miraculously put together, they would sound like… uhm…

Nah, they will be too incoherent to be made into one whole story.

So tell me: how can I stop my mind from regularly conjuring those intriguing storylines, shady characters, mountain-high castles, gun-toting assassins, and of grand, scaly dragons that breathe not fire but of…

I lost the plot.

Details of this entry.Friday, October 14, 2005, filed under Nanowrimo-2005.
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  1. Go for it! Even the FAQ notes that a set of connected short stories could be considered a novel.

    This gives me the opportunity to recommend one of my favorite books, which fits into that category:
    If On A Winter’s Night A Traveller by Italo Calvino.
    Tim Frost | 15/10/05 09:39 AM

  2. Tim – Ah, but I’m not ready for the disappointment and embarassment that will follow, should I really get a move on joining Nanowrimo.

    Thanks, I shall also keep an eye on Calvino’s book. :) I have too many books still unread… next up will be Da Vinci Code (slow, yes, I know).
    Strizzt | 15/10/05 06:31 PM

  3. tim, do you know how many words 50000 is?
    that’s more words than the entire startwo… whoa.. and u know, maybe even ADS INCLUDED! PHENOMENAL!
    soporific | 16/10/05 10:21 PM

  4. If, you can actually stop reading Da Vinci Code once you have started, I’d be amazed. That is one page turner.
    Ali | 16/10/05 11:18 PM

  5. Soporific – Tim can’t get StarTwo in England. :P In any case… yes, 50,000 words will be quite taxing, given my current schedule.

    Ali – I did stop after Chapter 1. :D It was too late; I had to go to bed then…
    Strizzt | 17/10/05 08:03 PM

  6. hm an open story-writing event? sounds cool! 50,000 words seems like an awful lot to write though… :P
    nerdook | 18/10/05 08:19 AM

  7. Nerdook – It IS a lot! That’s it, I think I’ll join next year or something…
    Strizzt | 19/10/05 09:00 PM

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