The question has been posed to me by a few people of late. As the sun starts to wane, and the temperatures drop, minds (at least writers' minds) turn to one thing: NaNoWriMo.
I love NaNo. I do ... and the first three years, I won it. My novel "One Love for Liv" was a NaNoWriMo win. I had another WIP that I loved, and lost when my computer crashed a few years back (:::pauses a moment in loving memory:::). I think NaNo really challenges you to just WRITE. It's like a month long Write Or Die, because, unless you're abnormal, you simply don't have time to go back and edit... it's all about moving forward.
That said, I just don't know if it's realistic to think I can do NaNo this year. School is WAY harder (and DD is needing a LOT more prodding to keep focused), life over at LASR/WC/Aurora is busier than ever, not to mention Goddess Fish. Do I have the time? Or am I setting myself up to fail?
It's a conundrum.
So, my answer for now is: Maybe. And if I do, I might break the rules and work on something I've already started -- I'm leaning toward "A Jewel for Geoff" the "Liv" sequel. I'm not far into it, and it needs a complete overhaul, so it's *like* starting on something new.
Do I want to do NaNo? YES. Will I? I don't know. I hope so. If I do, it's going to require some pretty massive sacrifices on my end, mostly sleep, and more dedication to working hard during every waking hour.
I'm tired already.
When we get a little closer, I'll make a definite decision.
Anyone out there planning on doing NaNo this year? Why or why not?
You Should Eat
It's likely that you've been going through a hard time, and you need to rest and refuel.
You could do with some nourishment, and not just the caloric kind. It's time to take care of yourself.
You find happiness when you put your own needs first. You deserve the best, and you should be pampered more.
Relax, indulge, and allow yourself to feel totally full. You've earned it.
LOL... I have been hungry for two weeks -- how did they know?