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nanowri-what, now?

I signed up for NaNoWriMo. Why? Because I am a crazy person. Seriously, I have time for this? Between kid, work, school, visiting relatives, and Thanksgiving? (I probably don’t even have to mention that I have one, maybe two projects that are on a tighttighttight 30-day deadline.) Yes, clearly I can also write 50,000 words. Who needs sleep?

I fully intend to do it, though, because it will be good for me. I think too much. I plan too much. What could be more therapeutic than 30 days of enforced brain-dump? At worst, I’ll have some prolific sludge; at best, the bare-bones beginning of the Mommyfiction novel I’ve been making noises about for the last year. (My actual work in progress novel - er, one of them, anyway - already has 30,000 words, so it’s out of the NaNo running.) C’mon, it’ll be fun.

Speaking of “fun,” I’m leaving in two days for a web design conference. I will be away from my kid for five entire days. Days in which I will not be able to snuggle him or kiss his head even once. I think I might die.


  1. pelf
    Posted October 18, 2007 at 8:49 pm | Permalink

    I can’t, though I’d love to, because I just can’t afford the time
    All the best to you!

  2. Alexandra
    Posted October 23, 2007 at 5:45 am | Permalink

    So much to check in on after being off line for awhile. First of all, going you on the novel writing. I will put that on my radar for next year. That sounds really excellent and I hope that you make it available for reading to those of us who follow the blog. As for being away from the babe - I highly recommend skype. It doesn’t replace the feel of their head on your shoulder at night, but it makes the separation a little bit more bareable.

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