Are you nuts? my friend asked.
I’d just told her I signed up for National Write A Novel in a Month (NaNoWriMo). The entire month of November was to be dedcated to writing a 51,000 word novel.
Well, it did seem kind of crazy since it was Nov 6 on the day I signed up.
It didn’t help that I took off 12 days to fly around the midwest and pester relatives.
When the clock struck midnight on Nov 30, I’d only logged 35,000 words, but I was goofy-glad with some discoveries.
- The #1 being: When you have an overwhelming job, just jump in and start.
- For heaven’s sake, don’t stop and look around. You’ll discover you’re in a big freakin’ pile of work, so just keep going.
- Decide that there are more important things than projects and enjoy people.
What I ended up with is a raucous, bawdyl romp through the classics that we were forced to read in high school. The Hulk. Dr Phil, and Nancy Drew were happy to join this great adventure, too.
So, while I didn’t reach 51,000 words in 30 days, I’ll fininsh the last chapter this week.
Too bad I’ll still be nuts.