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Monday, October 25, 2010

1st Rule of NaNo - Let's Talk About NaNo

Here we are, a week away from NaNo. I have procured a brand new box of Kleenex for the times I can't help but cry. I have dug up my head phones in order to control my compulsion to answer the phone when it rings. I have even talked to the members of my immediate & extended family about how not to interrupt. They didn't take it well, but we're working through it.

I thought it might be pertinent to get my ducks in linear formation. So, here's where I've been & hopefully where I'ma going.

Brainshtorm - I have an idea. And for some unbeknownst reason, it is outside of the normal corral. I can't decide if this is a good or bad thing, so I am just going to go for it.

Words Count - 1667 will get ya 50k. But, I have decided to shoot for 3k per day. We'll see how this works out. Hence the reason for the Kleenex!

Wesearch - Stacks of paper, photo representations, vague outline in my cranium. This afternoon, I will pull together location photos. I am not an avid traveler; truth be told, if I never have to fly again - I am totally cool with that. But, I have to figure out the deets of some shwanky spots - should be interesting.

What are you doing to prepare for NaNo?

Happy Writing,



  1. Sounds like you are totally on your way to being ready on Nov 1st! Good luck with Nano. This year I decided not to participate--I have too many projects requiring revision attention. :)

    Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

  2. Admire you fortitude.

    The thought of sitting in my chair long enough to produce 2,000+ words a day sends shudders through my behind.

    [Maybe I could write "pop... pop... poppity ... pop ...pop" *5^)#* times. Cut and paste, anyone?]

  3. Angela,
    Thanks for the happy words - I need 'em!!! And, I admire your decision. Knowing thyself cometh first.
    You always make me laugh. I am reaching beyond the galaxy fah, fah, away. But, hey, having a goal is half the light saber, right??

  4. Outline, brainstorming and lots of crying. Why did I sign up for this!? Boo hoo hoo!

    But, I'm looking forward to it.


  5. You and me both, sista!! I would still like to be buds.... Let me know.
    P.S. I have some Kleenex for you 2!!!!!