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.