Five-Hundred Word Challenge 492: National Novel Writing Month Again

So I decided that it would be a good idea to do National Novel Writing Month again, and I’m fast realising that it was not actually a good idea.

There are worse things that could have been done, but this is a thing that I’m doing.

So this month I’ trying to write a manuscript, trying to keep this updated, trying to write reviews and trying to do whatever the hell else it is that I do.

What have I gotten myself into?

Before anyone says “You can do it!”, or some variation thereof, I know I can do it. It was just a silly thing to do.

So much writing, such little time. Still need to work. Still need to do other things.

There are many a things that I need to do. Many a things that I need to get out of the way.

I can do this though. Well, I think I can do this. I know that I can do this.

However, I think that I’d much rather whinge. There hasn’t been enough whinging on Stupidity Hole recently, and that is something that really needs to change, I think.

Well, it probably is a thing that doesn’t need to happen at all. I could just work on being a better writer. I could do that. However, that’s probably not going to happen, so instead you get a lot of whinging. Isn’t that great?!

So, what can I whinge about?

This manuscript is terrible. It’s all over the place and narrow.

The characters suck.

Why am I doing this? I’ve got better things to do with my time.

Why did I agree to do something? The only person I had to convince not to do it is myself and instead I ended up agreeing to myself and deciding that it would be a good course of action, because why not?

I did it last year during the exam period. I did it and managed to finish just in time despite having two days off of everything due to food poisoning. However, it was something that I would have been happy to not do again… at the time.

I thought about it over the past year, thought about what I’d get done and then of course that all came to a head when I realised late into the first day of this month that the whole thing had begun, and so I started but I’ve been playing catch up ever since.

It’s been tough, or something. I think that I’m bringing on some form of tedium into my life that I do not currently need.

Does anyone really need tedium?

Perhaps. It’s a difficult question to answer.

Now, where was I?

So yes. Writing a thing. It’s taking a lot of time. I don’t think it will turn out well. I don’t care.

Running on a dearth of ideas. We’ll see what happens when I get to the end of it all.

Hopefully it has a strong conclusion.

The time it took to write five-hundred words: 06:44:30

Kind of okay.

Bit strained.

Not enough whinge.

Written in Redfern.


About Stupidity Hole

I'm some guy that does stuff. Hoping to one day fill the internet with enough insane ramblings to impress a cannibal rat ship. I do more than I probably should. I have a page called MS Paint Masterpieces that you may be interested in checking out. I also co-run Culture Eater, an online zine for covering the arts among other things. We're on Patreon!
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