As Camp NaNoWriMo hits the halfway mark, I too find myself at pretty much exactly half my target number of words for the month. That is: 12.5 out of 25K.
OK, I might have kept writing tonight until I reached that point, might even have thrown in an extra paragraph at the end to stack on those last 50 words, but who knows from where and when the little gems will come?
I’m finding Camp NaNo rather more civilised than November’s 50K real deal. Half the target is far more achievable and sustainable for me. It’s a much more comfortable pace, even if the writing itself isn’t much better. (But I’m not stressing about that while I’m in Messy First Draft phase.)
At this point, however, I don’t think I’m going to close out the novel in the remaining 12.5K words — as declared before Camp NaNo commenced. The options are therefore to 1) accept the MFD won’t be finished this month, or 2) write more words! Up the anti! Wordsling until my fingers fall off and my brain dribbles out my ears!
I’d like to go for option 2 (who needs fingers and a brain anyway?), but I do have a convention to attend in a week’s time, which might prove distracting… Nonetheless, let’s see how I go.
For inspiration, I’m going to throw in Mr Tickle!
I have long loved Mr Tickle, and find myself acquiring Mr Tickle merchandise from time to time — most recently the coolest coffee mug you ever saw. And then there’s this fantabulous cushion I’ve had for years (which sits in my line of vision every night as I tap away at this keyboard). And have you ever read the story of Mr Tickle and the dragon?
Mr Tickle is my inspiration of the week. He’s going to help me storm through to the end of this MFD and complete Camp NaNoWriMo. And if I falter, he’s going to… er, tickle me until I get there!
Yay for Mr Tickle. Who’s your favourite Mr Man?