NaNoWriMo

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

I'm finally participating in NaNoWriMo this month!  I think about it every year but never fully commit and then before I know it the month is over.  The goal of NaNoWriMo (or National Novel Writing Month) is to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. 

I guess I'm not really participating, because I am not writing a novel.  But I am going to take advantage of the excitement and motivation of this month to FINALLY finish my script.  I have been working on this script for probably close to 8 years now and the only thing stopping me from finishing is my own laziness. 

A full length children's movie script is generally about 90 pages and prior to this month I was at about 50.  If I just sat down and wrote 1-2 page a day I would be done by the end of November.

It's only been 4 days, but I stuck to my goal and I've actually gone a little beyond.  I've managed 8 pages of new writing since November 1st.

Even better?  I've played with the formatting of the script (there are lots of tabbing and indentation rules in script writing that I was not following) and my script went from 54 pages to 70.  I'm even closer to my goal than I realized!

The best part of this month is that its just about throwing words down on paper.  I'm not worried about editing or flow or anything else that I'll have to take care of later.  For now its just imagining scenes and getting them down on paper.

I wouldn't even care if not a single soul ever read this script.  The satisfaction of just having it completed would be amazing.

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