Novels of November

November is coming up, and that means National Novel Writing Month. Well, I’m thinking about it.

The thing is, pounding thoughts and ideas into words is such a long, difficult process for me that I’m pretty sure writing 2,000 words per day would amount to a full time job at least. Some of you may recall that in the first few months of this blog I was unable to make a quota of 1,000 words per week,

But then what would I really have to lose? I mean, at worst I just don’t make it. So far every little goal I’ve set in this blog has failed, even though the primary goal of improving my ability to write seems to be succeeding. What’s one more tiny failure?

Well, nothing, really. But I’m getting sick of tiny failures. I’ve had an awful lot of them this year, and they add up to more than their sum.

On the other hand, it’s not like I have a lot of self-respect to lose in this department. And I have too much time on my hands, I haven’t been busy enough to get anything done.

So I’m thinking about it. I’ll have to make up my mind tomorrow, or it’ll be made for me. But I want to sleep on it.

About Leo Tarvi

Mostly fictional.

Posted on October 30, 2012, in Daily Post and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. I say go for it! Don’t think of it as a failure if you don’t get to 50,000 words though. The purpose of NaNoWriMo is to get people writing, and if you work on writing a novel at all, you -are- winning. I’m personally setting a smaller goal for myself, because of college/work/etc, you should do the same :].

  2. hopefully this will be an encouragement and not a stumbling block, but i, for one, really enjoy your writing and always look forward to your blog. just work on something; like kellitor says, that in itself is winning. i just hope you will eventually share some of it with us, your avid fans…

  3. Ok, I’m doing this. Just signed up at and set some ideas to percolating in the back of my mind. Now I need another cup of tea while I try to write a quick blog post.

    Thanks for the encouragement everyone!

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