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A Month of Musings.

Last year, I signed up for this on a whim, mostly because I was sort of pressured by a co-worker.  To be honest, it sort of sucked.  It stole the focus from some other things I wanted to work on and it really came between the relationship I was trying to foster between my bed and I.  But it also helped me deal with the death of my beloved Grammie, and channeling that grief properly helped me really make considerable headway in a writing project I have been nurturing for several years. 

The lists of pros and cons go on for miles.  I should really just start paying back this sleep debt I've racked up, right?  I mean, isn't it time to focus on being stress-free and start whittling down the number of projects I'm tackling on a daily basis?  Hmmmm?  Isn't it?

Ahem.  Of course I signed up again:

A month of musings, comin' atcha.

And for this, too:

Oh for crying out loud.  Again?

If I think about the stress of it, my blood sugars start to rise.  But that's not the point of this exercise.  The point is to hone my skills as a writer and to dedicate a month - truly dedicate it - to becoming a stronger wordsmith.  (Please remind me of this mantra around, oh, say the 15th, when I'm only 3,000 words into my project and I'm blogging senselessly about cats and Larry Bird and blood sugars and ... shit, I do that already.) 

So cheers to you, my fellow NaNoWriMo and NaBloPoMo participants.  May your words be plentiful and internet connection steady.  Keep the coffee coming.

Game on.

Comments

Alright, alright! I'll do it. NaBloPoMo that is - I am not creative enough for the other.

I don't understand the sucker who chose November for that thing NaNoWriMo. It's during one of the busiest times of the holiday season.

Why not choose February when there's nothing to do.

I think we should start a group on Facebook to protest November as the NaNoMoFo contest.

Goodluck Kerri!!

I signed up too, (NaBloPoMo) just to see if I could really post every day. (this is going to be hard!) But goodluck!!! :)

Talk to you soon!
-Mollie

I'm signed up for NaNoWriMo for the first time and it's freaking me out! Yikes! It took me 4 months to write 50k words of my other story!

Good luck Kerri... I can't imagine doing both. You're a brave soul :)

You are definitely a brave soul and obviously have no commitment issues. I just couldn't do it, maybe next year. Can't wait to see what this month brings!

Good luck! I should do this.. Maybe it will force me in to updating more often :P

Personally, I'm just excited that I'll have so many new things to read every day from so many bloggers :)

Think of it this way; when Siah does the Papelbon jig on your head at night you can stay up and get that writing done ;)

I'm in for BOTH. Let's roll!

NaBloPoMo last year
NaNoWriMo this year
maybe next year I'll be ready for both - ha!

(On the road in Boise, ID with a grand total of 295 words for today...)

I'm doing NaBloPoMo and the diabetes 365 project, so I'll be posting twice daily. Phew! That is enough for me, but I applaud you for taking on both projects. That, and work, and exercise daily (new routine) and a social life and planning a wedding and holidays and, oh yeah, diabetes, makes me marvel at you! Amazing!!! You go, girl!

I did BloPoMo last year. I have to tell you, that really stressed me out. I'm glad I did it - once. I'm passing this year. But, good luck to all those participating in either of the Nov writing projects!

don't they say that you really can't do anything about a sleep debt, anyway? write on, my sleepy friend, write on!

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