nano-wha?

Friday, November 2, 2012

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November. NanoWrimo. Nonsense. Nads. (Ten points to Gryffindor for that alliteration.)
It's that time of year again, people. Crazy writing weirdos like me have all decided it'd be a good idea to write an entire book in a month. That's 50,000 words in 30 short days. A marathon of typing (carpal tunnel, ah), long nights, and boo-koos of caffeine.

The point is not to poop out brilliance in this timeframe (although that'd be excellent). It's to get it out, allowing the plot dancing around in my head to escape and dance footloose and fancy free on the page.

I attempted this last year, but failed miserably. My plot was as stale as your grandma's toenail.(What?) This year, I hope, it will be different. My goal is not to complete 50,000 words, but to finally start the suspense novel I've been thinking about for the last several weeks...

Grahm supports me better than my best padded bra. He's always encouraging me to write, or helping me plunk out the itty gritties of a plot. I'm blessed to have someone who wants me to do what I love. Hopefully he will still remember all of this when I ignore him for my protagonist this month.

So if you need me, I'll be here. On the couch. Wrapped in my leopard snuggie. With ice cream or pumpkin pie beside me. And I'll be writing, writing away.

29 comments:

Crissy@ABerrySweetLife said...

Good luck on your suspense novel! You look adorable in your leopard snuggie! :o)

Erin said...

Go girl, go girl!I'm doing Nano too, so exciting :) I failed miserably last time as well-ha! And I'm totally jealous of your leopard snuggie!!

Nicole said...

Good luck! I've never heard of this, but it sounds hard. The other day I was freezing cold, and had a legitimate thought that my life would be better with a snuggie at that moment. I talked myself out of it, but if I ever did have one, it would definitely be leopard print :)

Amy K said...

This is great! Good luck to you... I may just have to try something like this.

Much Love

Lauren721 said...

Good Luck!!! I have a zebra print snuggie that I LOVE in the winter!!

Ragan said...

i love your blog! your writing style is hilarious and adorable. meet your newest follower :)

Amy said...

GET IT! :)
Can't wait to hear more about it...i love writing, and have been told "girl write a book" and then i'm all "Do you know the skill level/patience/commitment it takes to write a frickn' book? geeze.
:)
You can do it!

Leslie @ Body Won't Break said...

How can you look cute in a snuggie? That's impossible and yet you did it!

Good luck with NaNOWriMo. If I had more time (re- not working 60+ hours a week), I would join you. Lord knows I need to get this story out of my head and onto paper. But I am focusing on blogging and weight loss this November.

PS: YOU CAN DOOOO IT!

Kaity said...

You're so inspiring! I love to write, but I'm completely lacking in any direction or organization. I'll be rooting for you- and maybe next year I'll get bitten by the novel bug too :)

Anna A said...

Ah I love writing - I wish I could sit on that couch in a snuggie for a month! Good luck on your story, I'm sure it will turn out great! And remember us all when you're rich and famous ;)

Ashley said...

Love the snuggie and those curtains!!!

Good luck and have a good weekend!!!

Karla forevernewlywedded said...

A lot of my blogger friends are doing this! I really want to give it a go! Best of luck to you! :-)

P!nky said...

That's so awesome girlie! Good luck!

Katie said...

You are the cutest snuggie wearer ever, I do believe. I'm excited to see what you come up with! I would love to do the challenge, but this year is just...not my year for it! Ha! Maybe next year!

Sara said...

Good luck!!!!

LOVE the snuggie! haha ;-)

Allison said...

You are so cute in your cheetah snuggie. Good luck with your novel!!!

Meagan Piroutek said...

Good for you!! Can't wait to hear what you come up with.

Denise Lopatka said...

good luck! you look so cozy :) xox

Sarah Grace said...

loving that snuggie!

lo @ crazy ever after said...

Ya know? I've never had the desire to write fiction. Is there something wrong with me? Am I not a legit writer? Probably not. Crap.

Liz Brown said...

I have a friend who is doing this too! I fluctuate between thinking this would be really good or really bad for me to try ...

Sarah :: Your Plucky Picaroon said...

So exciting!! Best of luck!

xo
Sarah :: Your Plucky Picaroon

agirlnamedgay said...

Awesome! And if your padded bra is anything like mine...that's a lot of support he's giving ya! Good luck!

runnergirleats said...

I nominated you for the Inspiring Blog Award! Check out the rules here: http://runnergirleats.com/2012/11/04/inspiring-blogger-award/

Mgmt., The Park Ave. Pub said...

Good luck! You just reminded me that I need new bras. ;)

Katie Did What said...

You look pretty hot in your leopard snuggie, not gonna lie. Get it, girl!

xo

Melissa said...

Best of luck! Can't wait to see how you do.

<3 Melissa
wildflwrchild.blogspot.com

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Bobbie said...

You look adorable in that snuggie!!