Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Catch You In December

I am a WritMo. No, it is not a disease nor a political party.  It is an organization out of San Fran that supports and encourages writers.  November is National Novel Writing Month.  In the month of November, almost 200,000 writers around the globe are attempting to write 50,000 words or about 175 pages of a paperback book.  That breaks down to 1,667 words A DAY!! Seriously?  If you are not a writer, you may not understand how momentous this goal is: just to give you an idea, in order to graduate from BC, a 2 year community college, my daughter had to write 3,000 words - in 2 years. Since she's a great reader and incredibly smart, it wasn't such a big deal for her, but you should have heard her friends complaining about how hard it was, how unfair it was and how much the Board of Education for the State of Florida were a bunch of #$%.

My good friend and writing buddy Nikki decided it would be good for us both to participate in 2010 NaNoWriMo.  Seriously?   But, yep, I went along with this crazy idea. I am anticipating hating Nikki by around November 16th.  I may be suicidal/homicidal by November 27th. I will be ecstatic and hugging Nikki by December 1st when this is all over and my 50,000 words have squeezed themselves out of my fingers.

Why am I telling you this?  Well, it's me or you.  And me being me, I pick you.  So, this is probably my last post for the month of November.  BUT, don't leave me!  I have loaded an awesome widget at the top of the right-hand side of the page that updates my word count as I update and load my work into the NaNoWriMo word counter.  Cheer me on and I'll send you an autographed copy of my novel when it's published.  Ooooo, Aaahhh!