Yes, that's right my friends, I am taking the plunge into NaNoWriMo. For the past few years I had seen my friends (both of the RL and Internet variety) blogging about participating in this mysterious NaNoWriMo thing. I was not sure what it was. Eventually I figured out it had to do with writing, but that was about it. Now, since entering the wonderful world of book blogging, I have finally figured it out. So here I am officially signed up for my first year of participation. At first I was excited that I would have a challenge that could help me finish my book. Then I read the fine print (you really should do that before signing up for things.) I can't use my current writing project for NaNo! I have to start fresh with something new. Oh noes!!! My lighthearted paranormal romp needs more work. It is not nearly done. I am focused. I am determined. And they want me to start something new? Crazy talk!
OK, I can do this. I can make this work. So now I have a plan for the month of October: write the heck out of my current project (let's see how many words I can get up to) and plan out writing project #2 for NaNoWriMo. That is a ton of writing. I just hope I don't burn out before November 1st. I wrote a little over 4500 words over the past two days. Tonight I have decreed that there will be no writing. I will take a break and work on developing my hero for the NaNo project. Tomorrow? Writing. Thursday? Develop heroine. Friday? Fun time with the girls! Saturday? See Friday :) And then back to the writing. A little bit of fun. A little bit of planning. Some decent writing time. Hopefully it will all balance out to me being ready to go full tilt on November 1st.