Saturday, October 31, 2009
This Blog is on Sabbatical
As you know, I recently discovered that November is National Novel Writing Month, a time when crazy people around the world join forces and let their laundry and dishes pile up and try to write an entire 50, 000 word novel in 30 days! And, crazy fool that I am, I'll be one of them!
Obviously, this is going to be HARD. I think the hardest thing for me is trying to find the time to sit down and write 1667 words a day! There is no way I can even write every day, which means I'm going to have to write even more than 1667 words a day on some days...
In order to achieve this extreme goal, I've decided to give up all of the following for November: pointless emailing, Facebooking, random phone conversations, random texting, blogging (sorry, guys!), excercise (woo hoo!!!), TV (unless I've achieved my daily 1667 word goal), going out to dinner or the movies (ha...that one makes me laugh because I can't remember the last time I did that anyway...), and shopping, online or otherwise. The only exception will be Twitter, since I plan on updating my progress on there (check the right hand column for my updates if you want to see how I'm doing...) Also, I've decided to keep mothering for the month. Seems like the right thing to do. :)
I know that to many of you this sounds like a really stupid idea--and very masochistic--but you know what? It's only one month. I like challenging myself and I'm not afraid of embarrassment, so why not, right?
Anyway, wish me luck! And, if you are a masochistic aspiring writer like me, feel free to join me and add me to your buddy list on the NaNoWriMo website! (My ID is ktheblogger.) Good luck to all the NaNoWriMo's out there, especially my buddies: T., Tamara, Fatscribe, Margo, my friend, A., and my sister, S.--I hope all of you are NaNoWriMo winners!
Remember to visit my last post here for tips and tools to help with the competition.
Thanks and see you in December...:)