Wow. October went by really fast, didn’t it?
So the uber-busy month of November has witnessed its kick-off and the mad rush toward everything has begun. By everything I mean – football games, birthday events (at least in my family), Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving, and that little thing called Nanowrimo.
If you are new to this blog or short on memory, Nanowrimo is the challenge for
crazy driven people to attempt to pen 50,000 words in the period of thirty days that we call November. It’s helpful if they make sense and relate to one another in a way that tells a story.
Of course it is. But having the expectation that I will meet the goal by midnight November 30, pushes me along. And let’s face it, it is a great
excuse reason to leave the laundry and the dishes undone.
So the buzzer has sounded and those of us enrolled in
ward nanowrimo, have likely selected a genre and started setting the scene.
I penned a
lousy whopping 977 words first thing this morning, so the meter at my site has a shred of blue on it. By shred, I mean a faint, almost infinitesimal blue line at the starting point. But, I’m in the game.
I neglected my blog severely last year, so this year I penned
dozens four different pieces in advance. That way, I’ll have something to share with you as the month progresses and my ability to think outside of the novel recedes.
I am telling you this because one of them is a book review and I don’t want you to think that I am just sitting around indulging myself with reading when I should be writing. And because I may not get to your blog posts on a timely manner. I will get around to them, but maybe not on the first day you publish them. If the writing muse – I call mine Alphonsine – is playing well in the sand box of my mind, then I shall respect the gift and stay there until she needs a break.
That being said, she is knocking wildly, so I must greet her at the door of my imagination.
I am impressed, Renee! Enjoy this month and I hope your muse continues to knock at the door.
Thanks Darla. My muse is truly special.
Good luck, Renee! I am sure you will come out winner and will repeat the last year’s success story. 🙂
I appreciate your confidence Arindam.
Only 49,023 to go!
Hey, I’m practically there!
Answer that door. Let Alphonsine in and let her make herself right at home and hopefully she will stay until the end of the month. Good luck.
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You go, girl! I admire your determination and dedication 🙂
Thank you MJ. It’s nice to have such good support from my blogging buddies.
I know you can do it! Good that you have a muse! I don’t think I have one of those…can you buy one?! I’ll be excited to follow your progress, and hope you stay sane during the 30 day marathon.
If you haven’t read the story of how I came about my muse, click on Alphonsine and take a peek. I’m hoping she sticks around too.
Good luck! I admire all of you crazies–I mean driven individuals.
I think you probably had it right the first time. We are a little crazy. Perhaps driven crazy by the need to write fast and furious.
I’m in awe you’re doing it again. You did it last year too? Right? Congratulations on a great start!
Good memory Georgette. Yes, I have been accepting the challenge for several years. Last year, I actually finished it successfully.
Good luck! And get back to work — stop reading comments!
I need a twelve step plan for blog comment addiction. Yikes!
Good luck, and may Alphonsine be ever at the door of your imagination !!
Thank you Astra. From your lips to God’s ears.
I love the pictures your chose for this post. Good luck on your nanowrimo. I know someone else who is participating in this…lunacy! 😉 Now, get back to work!
Yes it is a little crazy. Please give your friend my best wishes.
Wow Renee! Good luck on the Nanowrimo novel. Here’s hoping the inspiration and determination will stay with you all month long!
Thanks Phil. I’m just taking a little break for coffee and catch up and then right back at it.
And you’re off and running! Love that last line!
It is like a sprint. Who needs the marathon?
Longer distances just wear out shoes faster!
Renee, I’ll be rooting for you! Good luck, lady! By the way, I love the new banner! 🙂
Thanks Bella. I’m trying to change up the banner with the seasons and things I see in my life. I can feel the support coming from you guys. It is inspirational.
I wish you all the best my friend. You passion for life and words is inspiring. As for October, I agree, it flew so fast. I told myself I will enjoy it to the fullest but I think it was not enough at all. Now here’s November and 4 days has passed. Time to make a plan and make sure everyday is spent in the most amazing way. Have a wonderful weekend.
You had such a beautiful and fun October, that I can understand how it went by so fast for you. Thanks for the good wishes.
Good luck, Renee! How exciting. Though I always wondered why is Nanowrimo in November, one of the busiest months as we get ready for the holidays and begin our holiday travel? I could think of better months. Oh, well. Wishing you great success!
I’ve certainly thought that myself as well. But I think the point may be that if we can find the time and energy to accomplish it in November, then we can do it any time of year. It is a stretch though.
Any chance you’ll be posting the finished product? I’d love to read it, and I’m sure others would, too. Good luck, and don’t forget to sleep now and then.
I would love your input and opinion. That would be fantastic. But please keep in mind that it will only be a rough first draft and in dire need of some editing and polishing.
Good luck! We look forward to your finished work.
Thank you. I’m looking forward to finishing it too, but the jurney through my imagination is nice as well.
Good luck with the challenge, something that I don’t put myself through … and enjoy this months birthdays!
Thanks so much. And aren’t we are glad that election day is upon us. No more ads and phone calls and….
Hope it’s going well Renee. Its really impressive that you’ve done this several times already. 🙂
Thank you Rosie. It is right on target so far. Nice.
You know she’s a great muse and you’re ready for the challenge! 🙂 Write on!
I just wanted to stop by and holler WAHOO at you!!! Hope your word count is rising faster than the laundry pile! I laughed when I read how NaNo provides a good excuse for neglecting same!
There’s nothing better than a good excuse is there? Next year you may want to join me. Hey, it’s much more fun.
Good Luck, though I doubt you will be needing luck! Go get ’em…
Thanks Jess. It’s coming along nicely this year.
You’re one of those brave people doing NaNoWriMo! I didn’t realise. How fantastic 🙂 Good luck. We’re halfway through. Oh, my gosh, I really don’t know how you find the time… I admire your dedication 🙂