This is the view out my back door. I've seen lots of sun rises this past week while taking care of puppy.
Last night I did something crazy.
My friend Pam and I decided to sign up for National Novel Writing Month or NaNoWriMo for short.
It starts November 1st.
If you don't know anything about it, I will try and give you the quick skinny on it.
In 1999, a bunch of guys out in California decide to try writing a novel in a months time.
Why? To pick up chicks.
Or at least that was one of their reasons. They had 21 people participate that first year. The next year there were 140 people, and the year after that it jumped to 5,000. (he blames bloggers for spreading the news--yeah! go bloggers!). Last year they had over 119,000 participants! You can click here if you want to read more.
This thing is huge and there's quite a support group out there. You can sign up for local support. They have forums and get togethers, and it's happening all over the world.
So the challenge is 50,000 words in a 30 days.
Yes, I have no idea what that even looks like or feels like. I expect pain, frustration, the urge to quit on a daily basis.
Pam and I are talking about setting up rewards for small goals met. Most of mine will involve carbs....lots and lots of carbs!
I'm also hoping to meet some new people in my area who are a little crazy just like me.
And the best part, is actually writing something (even if it stinks--it doesn't matter). It's something that I've always wanted to try but have never taken the time to do (hence the blogging).
Speaking of blogging, I expect my blog to suffer some pretty severe neglect in the month of November. That's part of my reason for writing this (begging you to not give up on me). Of course, the other reason is motivation to see this thing through. The more people I tell, the bigger my fear of full blown humiliation if I quit. That maybe what I need during week two (or so I've read).
Is there anyone out there who would like to try this with us? It will be fun.....or at least that's what I've been told.
I'm expecting the sound of crickets.....