Monday, October 31, 2005

Count Down to Blast Off!

I'm ready.

No, I'm not.

Regardless of which of the above statments is true, NaNoWriMo begins in a matter of hours.

I formatted my page -- I have eye strain problems from staring at the computer, and a wise friend (thanks Pam!) suggested I write with white font on a black background. It helps.

I typed my book title on the first black page (I can do that much, right?) and saved the document under it's working title:

Isn't She Liv Leigh?

Kinda catchy, huh?

I researched strange Guiness World Records this morning and found some that will work (don't ask... you can read about it when it's published), plotted some more, contemplated the fact that this is the first heroine I've ever written about that was more girl than tomboy, and wondered if that was somehow significant. To what, I have no idea.

Tomorrow morning, bright and early (NO, I am not staying up until midnight to begin writing -- with this blasted time change, I'm in bed by eight) I get to write.

Finally.

I'm telling you what... I may force this kind of build up to every future WIP. I'm so excited to start writing on this book I may end up peeing my pants (or jammies, as the case may be) tomorrow morning.

I can't wait. Keep an eye on the word tracker at the bottom of the right hand column and watch it grow... man, oh man, I better hit 50,000 or I'm going to find a hole and crawl inside come December 1st.

Wish me luck.

3 comments:

Judy said...

Hi... I know what you mean about not hardly being able to wait. Scenes keep running through my mind (hopefully, when it comes to PSICAFOK, I'll remember at least SOME of them. In the meantime, I'm checking out your blog and "stealing" information on where to pick up those nifty-keen counters and whatnot!! :-)

Ceri said...

I'm certainly ready for this. I think. But I won't be up at midnight either. five am has to be early enough.

Good luck to you!

Eden

MaryF said...

Love the title!