October and all of its Halloween disgustingness is over! Hooray! Welcome, November and your refreshing, commercially ignored holiday. At least no one celebrates you by depicting fake, violent murder! Rejoice, and appreciate your annoyingly premature, yet innocuous and blood-free inflatable Santas.
November also means it’s National Novel Writing Month, aka NaNoWriMo. Such prestigious and world-wide recognition, November. Who needs a Target decked out in turkeys to legitimize your existence?
This is my fourth year participating in Nanowrimo, but my first year going into it with not only an outline, but a rough draft. I am excited to have an actual plan in hand. Barfing out 50K (terrible) words every year isn’t hard for me (duh, verbose blogger alert), but writing those words out with a plot that doesn’t meander all over the place has been more of a challenge in years past. I’m sure I’ll depart from my outline and draft in a million different ways, but it’s nice to feel prepared for a change.
Do you Nano? And can we still be friends even though I just typed the words, “Do you Nano?”
My work and life schedule is crazier than it has ever been, so this month will be interesting. I’m pretty determined though, so here’s to sleep deprivation. Cheers!