Children's writing

NaNoWriMo Time-O

Well, I did it. I formally threw my hat into the NaNo ring. I’m just a girl who can’t say no. This is year five.

It really is kind of ridiculous. I’ve been piling things on my winter plate, and, as always, I am a glutton. I will not be home for the first half of November. No getting up at 4:00 a.m. to sip tea at my desk by the heater and write in the quiet darkness. No flower-scented candles. No Radio Praetoria playing music that sings to the soul and sparks the imagination.

Rather than plodding along at a comfortable 2,000-words-a-day pace, I expect I’ll be scrambling for 4- and 5,000 words a day in the last two weeks. I don’t especially like scrambling.

But, oh, I do like NaNoWriMo. Blasting out a story, seeking quantity over quality. It’s fun! And the surprises–digging so deep and recklessly for ideas always churns up surprises.

Sure, I could hammer out 50,000 words in December instead of November, but then I wouldn’t have a cool badge to post here. So for better or worse, I’m in. I’m pretty sure Becca is, too. Right, Becca?

Anyone else?

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  1. Yes, I’m in. Talk about being a glutton for punishment. But I’m darned if I’ll give up something I want to do just because of all the things I have to do. I haven’t signed up yet, but I will.