It’s almost time for NaNo – Just ONE more day! I asked my husband last night, “So, remember last year when I sigmed up for NaNo?” He frowned and said, “Uh, yeah. You were excited for two days and petered out.”
First of all, it was more like two weeks.
Second, I had no clue what I was doing. The writer I am today has a bit more brain muscle than the one that attempted NaNo last year. I crossed my eyes at him (literally) and said, “Well, I signed up this year again. Watch me skunk my track record.”
The race is ON, baby! At first I couldn’t believe how unsupportive his statement was. Then I realized he couldn’t have said anything better to me. My desire to finish a novel in 30 days just went through the roof. Too bad you can’t take your temperature for determination… fever pitch!
I’ve been hashing out my plot line and doing a bit of world building. I still have some things to work out – hasn’t been easy with him being here this week. Granted he’s been gone for 35 days and it’s been WONDERFUL having him home, but I see the start line approaching and I don’t think my pit crew crew of ideas, character development, plot line, etc. is equipped to handle the race, and I hate taking up writing time with those things. AHHHH!
I admit to having a bit of remorse shelving Joey for a month, but I’m sure he’ll forgive me – he’s forgiven the six month break I took from him last year. I can say I’ve been a bit more consistent as time goes on. Yeah, I’ve got more brain muscle, and a burning desire to see myself complete something. I’m feeling it.
I love your new profile picture!
I’m excited for you to churn out a novel this month!
Thanks! I like it too… kinda embraces the whole “me.” 😉
As of right now I’m halfway into the first chapter and I AM LOVING IT so far. I had to stop earlier because we had NO food in the house (all this time with Russ and we NEVER went grocery shopping!) and I couldn’t go earlier because I had the heater repair guy here & my daughter is having depression issues over her schoolwork…. ARGH! I have repeated over and over today, “Just keep moving forward and push through the obstacles!”
It’s going to feel so good to achieve. 😀
Good luck with this undertaking. a very worthy, impressive goal to reach for.
Thank you Geraldine – it’s so nice to hear from you. Are you doing NaNo this year?
Good luck with NaNoWriMo. I signed on this year then changed my mind before it began…maybe next year.
Found you through Selma in the City btw – like the blog 🙂
And Selma’s the greatest!
I can see that you are going well with your novel. It’s a hard slog, isn’t it? I enjoy it, though. I hope we all make it and we all submit our novels afterwards!
I’ll raise a cup of hot cocoa to that! 😀