It Begins…

That’s right. It’s November. And you know what that means.


I threw my writer’s cap in the ring late last night after about a month of careful thought.

This year is different. This year, I have a job. One that tends to wipe me out most days and leave little room for much else. Plus, I’m still co-mod’ing the WriYe Tumblr blog. Part of me was like, “Oh, it’s only 1,667 words per day.” Another part was “But it’s 1,667 words a day. Don’t we want sleep this month?” Clearly, I’m doing NaNo. Over there —> you’ll see my handy word count ticker thingy.

Day 1: 2,064/1,667

Translation? I win Day 1.

Now, granted, not all 2k words are part of the same story. But I wrote, which is basically the entire purpose of NaNo. I spent 200 words chronicling Mike’s ESO game play. Another 250 on something that could potentially be a short story…maybe. The rest could become a side line in a current project. And, sadly, that project was been sitting there whimpering like a kicked puppy. So, attention inadvertently paid.

What are potential obstacles to making NaNo my bitch this year?

Work, illness, TV (especially if there’s a Vikings or Good Witch marathon), The Cat, lack of coffee, naps. You get the idea.

What about all of you? How’s your NaNo so far? Pantsing or planning? Hopped up on caffeine or sticking to water? What do you put in your NaNoWriMo survival kit? I’ll post a pic of mine in the next week.

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5 Responses to It Begins…

  1. I signed up last night too! I’m hoping to cope but haven’t promised myself to write every night. This is where speed typing comes in!
    Good luck and I shall look for you on the buddy list. 😀

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