Friday, November 28, 2008

Nano November Hell!!!!

Awesome Friday! I hope you all had a very Happy Thanksgiving. Who besides me ate too much? ;-)

Nano--@#$%! It ends Sunday, November 30th. I’m not sure if I’m happy or depressed by that fact. I need another week. I have just over 38,000 words, but I’m not sure I’ll make my word count by Sunday. *breaks down and weeps from the pressure*

Seriously, what was I thinking when I signed up for Nano? Did I really think I needed more pressure? More obligations on my plate? My Novembers are always busy to begin with from my youngest son’s birthday, karate testing, football/basketball games and practices and then this year I added a surgery, Nano and my husband out of work the entire week of Thanksgiving! @#$%! As if Thanksgiving travel didn’t make writing challenging enough, he is off and at home with me the entire week. Joy, joy, not another word is wrote! lol That line has the ring of some sick joke or twisted song!

So, here’s to all you Nano exhausted participants. *raises my glass of wine at you* Whether we achieve our 50K goal or not, we are all winners because we at least wrote something during our 30 day writing-psycho-sprint. Without Nano I probably wouldn’t have managed a single word, except in the vast void of my brain cells and then it would have been dumped after a few days just like my computer trash bin. Of course, it’s pure speculation at this point that the writing isn’t pure crap or that the crappy parts are even fixable for that matter. ;-)

I hope everyone has an awesome and safe weekend. If you’re cramming for Nano, the best of luck to you! I won't keep you reading because you SHOULD be writing and not reading my blog!!!! =)

4 deadly screams:

Molly Daniels said...

Thanks to NaNo, I now have a collective word count of...I'll have to get back to you on that. Maybe at least 10K? I'd like to think I've written more than just the first 5K this month...I'll total it up and report back.

Tierney O'Malley said...

Gracen,

You tried and that's good. :D Over 38K...man, that's something.

I went to the local library one time, met local authors (one was Linda Hopely, a The Wild Rose Press author), and sat with them for an hour and a half. We wrote and chatted. That day I got my first Nano participant button. When I left the building, the enthusiasm to pursue my goal went "poofed". Gone. Part of my brain said go do it. But the chicken-shit part of my brain won. See? I didn't even try.

Molly, 10K is great. I wonder if Sarah reached her 90k. :D goal.

Gracen, I ate like a hungry peon last night!

Sierra Wolfe said...

Oh man, I'm craving me some turkey. I had a ham and cheese hot pocket for Thanksgiving dinner. I'll have to make up for it at Christmas. :D

Good job to everyone on your word counts. It doesn't matter how much you actually got, it's more than you started with. Way to go!

Molly Daniels said...

Ha! Did better than I originally thought; I'm at the 18K point! Woo Hoo! Always nice to know you've written more than you thought:)