Yep, this is me. Okay, not LITERALLY me, but me nonetheless.
Tomorrow not only marks the beginning of November (where the heck has the year gone) but it is day one of the National Novel Writing Month. DAY ONE!!!
Yeah, I'm freaking out a little. This will be my 5th year so you'd totally think I'd be used to this, but I'm not. I'm not at all.
I want to do it. I plan to do. But I worry HOW I will do it. I mean I have a title: DEAD PLAINS, Book 3 of The Zombie West Series and I have a slew of characters I know and love...but that's it. Ummm... What's going to happen first? Second? Third? And so on? I haven't got a clue. But I'm hopeful it will come together. Fingers crossed.
So far I've got my supplies to get me through, things to give me energy and to keep me focused. The first is a stack of pencils---> For writing? Oh, heck no! I LOVE my laptop and so no the pencils aren't for jotting things down or for taking notes. They're for chewing on. Oh, yeah! Slap a pencil in between your teeth and chomp down and it slowly makes you feel better. Don't believe me? Give it a try.
I have my monthly supply of Pepsi on the ready :) :) :)
The kids will go out Trick-Or-Treating tonight and I will have a slew of candy goodness to choose from (there is a parent tax on candy for taking kids all over the neighborhood). AND, I use little candies as a reward for reaching goals. Type 100 words, get a candy break. Things like that.
And of course, you gotta have some comfy PJ'S. I do. There will be no time for dressing for the next 30 days, so having a couple pairs of cute PJ'S in which you can lounge in is a must. I buy exercise clothes--cute and functional, and this way if I have to run an errand, people will think I went to the gym instead of sitting on my bum all day writing. (Good tip, huh?)
So how do you get ready for NaNoWriMo? Any helpful suggestions you can share with me to lessen my panic? Are you ready?
This will be my first time participating, and I'm already having so much fun chatting with other participants from my region. As for preparations, lots of tea and chocolate. A vague outline, a few key scenes planned out, but for the most part, winging it. Good luck to you :)
10/31/2012 11:46:29 am
If this is how you look now, wonder how you'll look at the end of the month!
12/30/2012 05:31:43 pm
I always freak out too. I've won NaNo four years in a row now. Probably will still freak out in October.
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