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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Ignorance doesn't kill, NaNoWriMo does

Glutton for punishment, table for one?

Yep, that's me. I know what you're thinking. "Haven't we been through this before? Don't you despise NaNo with the fire of 1,000 suns?" The short answer would be yes. Sadly, it has the same sort of appeal as reality TV, pizza-flavored chips, and a multitude of other things we as a society can't shake know matter how many times we recognize that these ideas and concepts are just a bad plan. (I really want pizza-flavored chips to work. Truly.)

And thus, NaNo's strange gravity has sucked me in again.

Oh sure, I work 12 hours a day during the week, have a dog who just had two tumors removed, a mountain of housework, a blog to maintain, a TBR stack to tame, and a social life to fake. I can write about 2,000 coherent words a day, building a solid story with well developed characters and an air-tight plot. I can do that, right?  As long as I cut out, eating and sleeping I should be fine.

Don't mistake my light-hearted and somewhat cynical attitude as a set-up for failure. That's not what it is at all. I'm just not turning my back on NaNo this year for she is a fickle mistress, and I've been burned before. No, no. This time I am not buying your pretty lies.

It's on like Donkey Kong, baby. Your move, NaNo. Your move.

Words: 1,301
Mood:  In the mood to kick a little ass.
Music: All Time Low - I Feel Like Dancing


  1. Good luck with it! You definitely have the right attitude about it.

  2. Hi, Suse! I don't get Nano. Sure, people churn out words. And my neighbor can talk up a storm for hours, but he's only amusing for the first five minutes.

    I happen to think it's okay to take all day just to craft one wonderful sentence.

  3. Bwahaha, that picture up there describes NaNo perfectly!

    But I'm sucked in this year as well and I will win this time! Or at least, you know, get half way there!

    Good luck!

  4. I'm not doing Nano but I am trying to get back into writing so while I'm doing less (only 1,000 words a day), I'm gonna be doing it every day as well (except weekends). Best of luck to you!