10/10/2007

I May Have Just Lost My Mind

For whatever bizarre reason, I just created an account at NaNoWriMo. Which, of course, means that I actually just signed up to do this...though of course I can quit and just be a loser. Or just not start. Right?

What's even more ridiculous is that I actually looked at what my November homework situation is going to be and thought to myself, "Hm. I only have 4 things due in November. I could probably still swing just under 2,000 words a day."

Clearly I need to be getting more sleep or taking better vitamins.

On the other hand? I'm still probably going to try.

10 comments:

Susie said...

I think it's great that you signed up, and I'm sure you can do it if you really want to! I signed up in 2005 and 2006 and never wrote the first word. I'm a loser like that sometimes. :)

You'll have to share your novel with us when you get it finished!

Michelle said...

Go for it! :) I've always admired the folks who do Nano. For me, 2,000 words a day is too much while I'm working and with everything else, but see what happens! Even if it's only a few pages a day, they really add up. :)

What type of book will you try?

Eric said...

You'll be fine as long as you rely on that time-tested technique: squirrels. Lots of baby squirrels.

beth said...

Susie - I hope I at least write the first word...but I suspect I may end up doing just that this year. We'll see - honestly I wanted to do it last year, but talked myself out of it. Clearly my will was weaker this year. :)

Michelle - Don't start admiring yet. ;) 2,000 may be do-able, may not. We'll have to see. Of course, if my job continues to be very boring, I might just have the time. As for type of book - that's a fantastic question. I have so many voices, er stories, in my head I need to throw a dart and see which one I hit. :)

Eric - I try to incorporate as many baby squirrels into my day as possible - it is a good technique! But I thought you'd moved on to rabbits...

Lynellen said...

well since these novels dont actually have to make sense or ever be read by anyone at all, you can just write ALL those voices into one novel, like spaghetti.

Janie said...

you can do it!!! you can so nanowrimo!

Eric said...

Beth, I have...but you must walk before you run, grasshopper.

Rach said...

I came, I saw and I ran...in the other direction (need my sleep too much hehe).

beth said...

Mmm..spaghetti.

Thanks, Janie!

Eric, I will try to learn from the baby squirrels first...

Rach, I suspect I may hit that stage in week 2. :)

Dane Bramage said...

I am going to attempt it again this year too. Last year I took the plunge and wrote less than 10K words. This year if nothing else I am going to surpass last year. At this rate I should actually complete a NaNoWriMo in Novemeber 2036!