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.



‎”Talent alone won’t make you a success. Neither will being in the right place at the right time, unless you are ready. The most important question is: ‘Are your ready?'”~ Johnny Carson