For all you NaNoWriMo participants . . . what are you doing reading this?
You're supposed to be writing, not reading. Get back to work. [Insert sound of cracking bull whip here.] Now!
If you're still reading, I'm assuming you are on my side of the NaNo equation. A Non-NaNoer. A November Nobody.
This will always be me.
Because for me, I can't imagine a worse month for trying to write 50,000 words. Well, yes I can. That month would be December.
I love the concept of NaNo. Imagine getting three-quarters of your first draft done in one month. One month! Is that awesome or what?
But for me, November is just as bad as December. November is the beginning of birthday season in my family. Actually, it begins in October. Add in Thanksgiving and all the stress that goes with that, whether or not it's at your house, and the beginning of THE Holiday Season. All added to the regular daily goings on in the Kilgore household.
Well, you can see that NaNo is just not happening around here, shy of a miracle. Or Live-In Handyman agreeing to take on most of my responsibilities for the full month, including Thanksgiving. Despite all the support he gives me, I haven't yet found the proper motivation for him to do that. But I keep trying :)
So kudos to all you NaNo participants. You have my full support - "Yea! Keep typing. Don't take that break yet - finish the scene."
Come back December 1. The Tiki Hut will be serving coffee and cookies at one end of the bar. Wine, beer, and liquor at the other end, with appropriate munchies. Chocolate everywhere. And yes, chocolate goes with everything and anything.
Now . . . Get Back To Work!
I mean it.