Try again. Fail again. Fail better. ~ Samuel Beckett
In reading through Writer's Digest this month, I found myself drawn to the "Notable Debuts" section, as always. Interestingly, all of them (with the exception of the featured author) took several years and many drafts to complete and sell their novels.
There is no failure. Only feedback. ~ Robert Allen
As I plan my NaNoWriMo novel for this year, I continually second guess my choice of subject. It's been done before, it's outdated, or whatever. It's frustrating, because I couldn't change the storyline at this point, even if I wanted to, and succeed at NaNo.
The men who try to do something and fail are infinitely better than those who try to do nothing and succeed. ~ Lloyd Jones
I actually shared my NaNo idea with a writing friend last week. It was the first time I've told anyone the entire thought as if speaking it out loud (or via email) would somehow make it even more ridiculous.
I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work. ~ Thomas Edison
Maybe as I begin to write the story I'll feel better about it. I think it has the potential to be a strong story. I don't know if it will be funny or not, but knowing me, it'll have some humorous moments, because I can't seem to filter them out completely.
So, NaNo approaches -- oh so slowly. Have days ever gone by with such sloth? I just want November to begin so I can stop doubting and start moving, because then I'll be so busy I won't have time to second guess myself (except in week two, but that's another story).