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Gearing Up for NaNoWriMo!

October 31, 2011


As some of you may know, I’m writing a BOOK. (Have I mentioned this once or twice? Maybe?) And the thing about writing books is that it takes a lot of freaking time. And effort. And brain power. And typing. And backspacing. And re-typing. And sighing. And procrastinating. And  freaking out. Repeat.

You know, those things.

 I’ve been trapped in the backspacing-retyping-sighing-procrasting-freaking out circle for about three weeks, which is entirely too long. Luckily, there is a lovely month called NOVEMBER. Some lovely people dubbed it National Novel Writing Month, which was very lovely of them indeed. So starting tonight at midnight, I will be NaNoWriMo-ing in hopes that I finish my freaking book.

I already have around 25,000 words written, so my goal is to finish the next 50,000 during this month. That has me writing a little over 1,600 words a day. Which is actually pretty doable as long as I stay on top of it. Now, the only crappy thing about this is that there is this kind of big deal holiday toward the end of November. So I really need to take that into account. (Although, I don’t know if I’ll be w/ the fam in Arkansas or not. If not, I won’t have as much to worry about because I can just sit at home watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade [and then the Dog Show] and typing and typing and typing whilst eating an entire pumpkin pie. By myself.)

ANYWAY. I’m going to do my best to blog AND NaNoWriMo AND review TV shows AND have some semblance of a social life. We’ll see how that goes. (My best guess? NOT WELL.)

But I’ll definitely give you guys updates about my NaNoWriMo-ing throughout the month. If you’d like to follow my progress, my username on NaNoWriMo is bethanyelarson. If you’re interested in joining NaNoWriMo, click here. And if you’re interested in donating to the organization, click here.

Hooray NaNoWriMo!

Aaaaaaand! Happy Halloween!

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