All right kids, we’re already 19 hours in. What are your word counts? Do you have your plot planned out yet? Where is your extra stash of pencils? Do you have a back-up hard drive in case your first one goes out? Do you have a back-up computer in case your first one gets eaten?! Where are your USB drives?! Is this the chair you’re going to sit in for the next thirty days?! THERE IS NO TIME!
National Novel Writing Month is upon us! Thirty whole days of writing, getting writer’s block, being tempted to start over, a little binge drinking, a little crying, a lot of panicking, repeat daily. Ok, not really. But some of those are true for at least some of us in this room. I’m starting on time this year, and I’m going to do my best with the help of some of my writing buddies. Last year I was not successful in making the 50,000 word count, but here’s to a month of trying my damnedest. You may be asking some questions like “Oh no! If you’re doing Nano, when are you going to finish all your debut reviews/read other things/play video games/rake your yard/(insert other thing I still have to do this year here)?” I have asked myself these same questions, and I have decided that I don’t have time to answer them because seriously guys did you know that the month is already starting and for realsies THERE IS NO TIME!
So, if you’ve got NaNoWriMo on the brain this month, head on over to nanowrimo.org and feel free to look me up: solitarysumire. We can laugh and cry and write together!