It suddenly occured to me to go back and check the wordcount for the story that I am rewriting. Here was my first thought.
WHAT!?!?!? DO I REALLY PLAN ON REWRITING 86,283 FREAKING WORDS!?!?!?
And THAT, dear friends, isn’t even the COMPLETE story! THE COMPLETE STORY – *cries* – THE COMPLETE STORY IS LONGER!
Okay. I need to breathe out. Breathe in. Calm down. Remember WHY I’m rewriting the story – because I am an idi- ok. No more of that talk.
I’m rewriting the story because I love it from the bottom of my heart and I want to do the very best I can with it.
That is the reason why. Also because I am a stinking perfectionist.
This has made me realize that, even if I NaNoWriMo, I will only write 50,000 words of the story. At the pace I’m going, It actually won’t be that horrible completing 50,000 words.
I pledge, during the month of November, to finish my book by writing about 3,500 words a day. If I do not…. Hahaha! NaNoWriMo has no repurcussions for not finishing the book! Mwahahaha! If I do not… I will have failed myself as a writer. Begins Nov 2 Ends Nov 30.
100,000 words, here I come.
Now I ask you – Is this realistic?