It’s NaNoWriMo time again! The wonderfully-crazy month of November . . . It’s the start of hunting season, days off of school for conferences, Thanksgiving break, black Friday, Christmas shopping begins, EATING . . . Guess it wasn’t crazy enough, so the Head Honcho Writers Club decided to make it crazier by saying:
“Hey, let’s write 50,000 words in a month.”
“Which month should we pick?”
“How about November? There’s not much going on in that month.”
“Oh, yes! This will give them something extra to be thankful for! A whole month of WRITING!”
“And, they won’t have to worry about dieting and exercising because it’s the holiday months, and everyone gains 5 pounds anyway, so at least they’ll be sitting around writing . . . very productive.”
“This is such a great idea!”
“Easy-peasy! All they have to do is write at least 1700 words a day!”
Yeah . . . in between making pilgrim and Indian costumes . . . in between baking cookies . . . in between coffee breaks . . . in between grocery shopping . . . In between loads of laundry and dusting . . . In between remembering they have children . . .
As crazy as this is, I am doing it again this year. Having a deadline is very motivating. So, yes, I am thankful to the Head Honcho Writers Club who said “Let’s write 50,000 words in the month of November!”
My Goal for NaNoWriMo (well, besides the obvious one of reaching the 50,000 word mark) is to NOT EDIT! I am a writer with an editor brain. I can’t stand when I write a scene and I know it’s awful . . . I want to make it close to perfect before I move on. But this is not possible during NaNo . . . so, I’m subduing the inner editor with coffee, and chugging along! Wish me luck!
**Okay, enough playing here . . . Back to WRITING!