NaNoWriMo – National Novel Writing Month.
Sit down every day for the whole of November and write at least 1600 words – write at least 50,000 by the end of the month.
Write a novel. Thousands of people around the world will be doing the same. It’s a writing frenzy with only one goal: write the first draft of a novel in a month, then pass out for a week, and then decide what to do with it. 🙂
I always thought this was major crap. A crappy idea. Why, write a novel in a month. Writing a novel takes years!
At least it takes me years. *insert goofy grin* Doesn’t it everybody?
But okay, this will be a first draft, not a finished novel.
Besides, and here is the main reason I decided to take the plunge this year, October has been one of the crappiest months of my life, and I have to do something to raise my spirits. Hence NaNo.
Why such a bad month?
My husband Carlos suffered a slipped disk and has been in bed since Oct 2. A month! Although he is an exemplary patient, we both went through lots of stress – will he need surgery? how to manage the awful pain – and now are both exhausted. I wrote nothing, I revised nothing during October. That hurt. And coming right after a bad two months of having a second job that took up most of my afternoons, and starting a new, stressful full-time job, well…
I have gone quite nuts.
So, to remedy that to the best possible degree (un-nut me if you can and dare!), I am going to write a novel.
Just watch me. 🙂