Monday, October 29, 2012

NaNoWriMo and #writemotivation Gear-Up 2

I attended my first NaNoWriMo meetup event on Saturday. Almost didn't make it because of the zombie infestation in my sinuses, but thanks to the intervention of my personal physician (i.e. my family doctor), I now have meds. I don't remember much of Friday. I do remember coming home and then crashing for 3 hours. Apparently, I put my small box of OJ, from my lunch, in the freezer. I don't remember doing that, but I did.

Anyway, we were talking about NaNo.

Yes, the National Novel Writing Month. Starts Thursday, November 1st, 2012. Are you ready?

I am...sort of...maybe...if I could just stop waffling on which story I want to write, I'd be fine.

If you want to be a writing buddy, my profile is here.

Currently, I decided on the Troubleshooter story that I mentioned in an early post. It was a toss-up, but I decided that this was my oldest story (I've been thinking about it for 20+ years) and I needed something less serious than my current WIP (which I'm still working on!).

Speaking of HJ, I'm almost at 40K. I'm not done and won't be before Thursday. I still plan on working on it some during NaNo. It's an important story and I want to finish it. Stopping isn't an option at this point. I'm too far along and it's getting even more intense. I have also decided that I don't need to sleep anymore. Writing is more important. Just give me an IV drip and I'll be fine.

Also on the NaNo front, but of my kids (11 and 6) are participating in the Youth Writing Program. This is also their fist time. They have both set a goal and are going to try and reach it. I'm really excited that they decided to join me.

In addition to NaNo, I'll be involved in #writemotivation. I am a firm believer in this and love the new friends I have made through it. It has helped me tremendously over the last several months. My goals are pretty straightforward. Blog regularly, do NaNo, work more on HJ, and cheer everyone on.

An finally, my favorite cute animal picture of all time. You could argue with me, but you would lose.

'Till next time.


  1. Some could say the OJ incident was a mistake, but you could just tell them you were making OJ-pops, which are great when you're sick.

    1. I could lie, but everyone knows I'm a terrible liar. I honestly don't remember putting it in there and I was not feeling well enough to come up with a snarky reason.

  2. Re your OJ incident . . .

    Evidently the other week, I put my carton of heavy cream on the top shelf the cupboard instead of back in the refrigerator >_<. I didn't discover it until I went to fetch a pitcher several days later.

    I am so very very very grateful that it didn't explode before I found it.

    Yeah, I don't have any recollection of putting it there, either.

    Yay stress!

    1. I'm sure it smelled so nicely by that point. o_0

      Yes, stress, like the zombie plague, can cause all sorts of weird behaviors and gaps in memory. At least you found it after a couple days and not a month later. :D

  3. I'm sorry you were sick this weekend :/ I was feeling the same way on Sat, but at least it gave me plenty of reading time!

    No NaNo for me this year, but I'll be cheering everyone on from the sidelines! I still haven't recovered from being ML for four years ;P

    1. Glad you are feeling better too! :D I can imagine how much work being an ML entails. I know I couldn't do it. *shudder*

  4. Sickness sucks. Hope you are feeling better and I've totally done that before, put OJ in the freezer. I blame the zombie sick. :-)

    Good luck on NaNo! So exciting!

    1. Thanks Heather! Feeling much better! And Nano is going well. :D