Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Dying to live tomorrow; Living to die another day

That..... was the title of a post I started yesterday but only got as far as the title; which my muse took quite literally... and seriously... dying to live again today.

That, now, is the title of my novel.... well, will be. I, today, signed up for nanowrimo2008.... just like I did last year at around the same time. The idea behind it, if you be too lazy to click on the link, being to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days beginning Nov 1st. Now, if that doesn't sound like a fun challenge then I don't know what does.

Actually, sounding like it is as close as it comes to actually being fun. In reality, if you have ever tried to write under pressure, and if your muse is as lazy as mine is, then you know that this is actually quite a daunting challenge. I know from experience... well, maybe I shouldn't say that seeing as to how the last time I signed up for this thing I did not even get started. I actually forgot all about it and only remembered like on the 2nd day of December that I was supposed to have submitted an entry into some competition or the other.

Anyway, according to the 3rd of the three and a half tips the people at nonowrimo wanted me to have beforehand (and this is where y'all come in) I should let everybody I know (y'all qualify though I may not know some of you as well as I do others), know that I will be writing a novel in November. This, supposedly, will come in handy in week 2 when the only thing that will be keeping me from quitting is the fear of looking pathetic in front of all y'all. Apparently, the looming specter of personal humiliation is a very reliable muse.....

In all honesty, I will trade your unreliable muse for my drunken, depressed, down in the dumps one. Anytime....

So... please feel free to call or write and enquire as to how my novel is coming along.

Here is to the coming month of November.... may you all live to see the day I publish my first... Pls don't hold your breath

14 comments:

savvy said...

Good luck in trying to write your novel..usually I find it a task to even finish a short story..and sometimes my muse takes long breaks..

I shall offer you a shoulder to cry on when you realise it is December and the only thing you have written is the Title of the book!

KK said...

Thanks for the offer, Savvy, but u r supposed to be encouraging me in order to avoid the above scenario.

beth♥ said...

Much luck to you. In December last year I vowed to join the same event this year. I find, now that we are only a couple of weeks away, that I will not. My muse had been dead for weeks.

KK said...

Come on Beth... we'll cheer each other on. I'll even lend you the use of my not so useful muse.

Pink M said...

All the best with the novel. Just like Savvy I struggle to do 500 words of any creative writing. I hope you make it, and even if you don't there's always next year right?

neema divine said...

overuse of the word 'muse'Mr!!!
that aside,u remind me of my own experience...i signed up to protaginize.com...its actually very good, u write short stories, share them...even complete peoples stories...and such...i was sooo addicted to it, had like 6 stories there...then i set myself a challenge to write a very long type of story...well, i suddenly became very lazy...forgot about it...well, maybe will get back to it later.

joyunspeakable said...

hey guys.....

all you are libraries of books waitin to happen. by being silent you are slowly burning your arsenal....if one dies, the library disappears with them

KK said...

My bad.. Neema... just my muse trying to be a(muse)ing:) You should sign up too. I could surely use some company from the blog-sphere.... Or at least let me borrow the use of your muse... darn, did I say muse again?

@Joy... Thanks Dude... I guess that's ur way of cheering us along.. huh?

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Maua said...

You know I've been waiting to read the auto, and this will be a worthy wait, I'm sure. I'll check on you every so often.

Maybe I should have asked for help with my 20k word dissertation. There's still hope, ama? - due in May.

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Shiko-Msa said...

This sounds like a beautiful idea. Wish you all the best. Problem for me sometimes my mind refuses to even produce a single word. What if it does that and yet I need 50k words?

But I'll register and give it a try.

KK said...

Thanks peeps... I'll take all the encouragement u can send my way.
Shiko... pls do:)

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