"Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, 'What! You too? I thought I was the only one.'" ~ C. S. Lewis

Sunday, October 31, 2010

NaNoWriMo Hyperventilation

It starts tomorrow. I can hardly believe it. In less than 6 hours (my time) National Novel Writing Month will have officially begun. As it approaches I am beginning to wonder what on earth I was thinking. I am still totally psyched about it, but then I think about the 33 papers I have to grade, the in-class presentation on Wednesday, the 15 and 20 page papers I have to do research for and write and can only come to one conclusion:

I am insane.

But that's okay. I mean, most writers are, right?

I tried last year, but didn't even come close.

I am going to do my best to win, but honestly? I doubt I'll finish this year either.

But that's not the point, now is it? The point is to write. Right now I'm not writing any fiction except for the occasional flash fiction piece for a contest. So if I only write 10,000 words, that's 10,000 more than I would have written without NaNo. If I only write 2,000 words, that's 2,000 more than I would have written without NaNo.

Any writing is good, right? Right!

so if you are a little crazy, or want to just encourage yourself to write a little more than you are now, join in! Click this button
to check out my profile and we can be writing buddies if you're already a NaNoer or we can become writing buddies if you're joining for the first time!

You won't see many posts of substance this month, but my goal is to post my word accomplishments here every night so I am accountable to y'all (and you don't even have to do anything!)

Now I'm off it chill and rest up for that first 1667 words!


AchingHope said...

YAY! Then in my comments I will tell you my word count... Unless... You think I sound like I'm bragging. Then you can throw stuff at MY FACE.

Fafe off!!

Anyway... Good night!

VW: rests. which is exactly what I need right now! Lots and lots of rests

Melissa said...

Signing up and making a goal is worth more than actually finishing - though that may be my own fear of failure talking. I feel crazy too.

I have papers to write, finals to prepare for and this. I am crazy. At least I'm not alone.

Saumya said...

Good luck!! I wish I was doing it this year now that I see all this great excitement going around :(

Falen (Sarah Ahiers) said...

Let It Begin!!!

Darby Karchut said...

I'm so impressed by what you are doing! Best of luck!

Dangerous With a Pen said...

Kinda jealous that I am not participating this year, but it's not really even reasonable with a full time job and an 8 yr old and a 3 yr old and a whole lot of student assessments these next few weeks and parent conferences and then hosting Thanksgiving for both sides of the family. Right? Ok. I don't sound crazy, lol.

BUT I am feeling a little wisftul for NaNo fun. I will live viNaNoriously through all of you! Kick some butt!

wv: lahus. When I attempt NaNo, my life lahus at me. ;)