NaNo-What Now?

NaNoWriMo.

For those unaware of this exercise in insanity, it’s short for National Novel Writing Month. It’s every November (because nothing gears you up for becoming a professional writer like writing to a deadline in one of the busiest months in the United States) and the gist is this: you have 30 days to write 50,000 words on a brand new novel. I have NO idea what possessed me to attempt it this year. I avoided it for years, did it once (and won, tyvm) in 2011, then walked away, satisfied that I could do such a thing despite my condition.

As I said, I have NO idea what possessed me to do it this year. I’m even coming to it a day late – most participants started last night as proper. No, I had the brilliant idea to participate just this morning, and I’m still mystified as to why. But hey, if I’m moved to do a thing, there’s usually a reason behind it. And I’m moved to do this.

Never mind that my garage is still full of Halloween decorations that need putting away, my master bathroom shower stall is currently occupied by three half-feral kittens (two of whom have upper respiratory infections that require twice daily medication), I’m watching a friend’s house while they’re out of town, and volunteering two days a week at my local animal shelter. Sure, why not, let’s write a novel too! Throw another log on that fire!

If you’re feeling up to joining me in my insanity, I’ll scootch over. There’s always room at the bar for more crazy. You can find me on NaNoWriMo here.

OMG I Did It

NaNo Winner Badge

50k in 30 Days

50k in 30 days. They’re not the best words in the world (in fact, they’re quite crap), and will probably never see the light of day, but I did it.

I can’t help but be just a little bit proud of this. I accomplished the goal I set and learned a lot about discipline.

Now I deserve a shot of tequila and have earned myself a nice dinner at one of my fave restaurants. For this is the reward I have promised myself.

I will probably never do this again. But I’ve done it.

I’ve even signed up with some friends for an unofficial continuation in December. 30k this time in 30 days. We’re using the hashtag #30in30 on Twitter if you want to join in!

I will now go collapse.

Last Stop on the All Wounds Blog Tour!

Whew! It’s been a whirlwind these last two weeks! Thank you again to all my hosts and reviewers!

Today I’m over at JA Saare’s blog. There’s a fun interview up. I answer some very deep questions.

I’m also participating in this year’s National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). If you’re there and want to buddy me, go right ahead.

Today I have a long to-do list. I don’t even want to think about everything I need to get done. It’s mostly hours on the phone and packing up parcels for giveaway winners!

Later, all!