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Thursday, November 01, 2012

National Novel Writing Month – Eeeeek!

What is NaNoWriMo? – Thirty days and nights of literary abandon!

For me it’s a good kick in the behind to get my creative juices flowing and put some words on paper. It’s quite amazing what a deadline can do!

November 1st is the day we start freaking out. Well, I do anyway. I’m one of those people that don’t prepare for NaNoWriMo and pretty much just fly by the seat of my pants. I do know what I want to write about, but I don’t do any pre-planning or plotting. It’s all just floating around in my head waiting to come out, which is probably why I have such a splitting head ache today.

This will be my second year of casting everything else aside for thirty days and simply concentrating on writing. Minimal eating and sleeping, millions of cups of tea, and the occasional five minute break for the necessities and to make sure the kids are still alive.

Last year I started two weeks late and I still managed to finish, so I’m already feeling in front today, even though I haven’t typed a single word. I have every confidence in myself that I will finish again, and I hope to come out with something good.

To all of you out there participating this year, I wish you the best of luck in striving for and reaching your personal goals. Now let’s see if I end up with an obsessive compulsion to update my word count every five minutes...

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