I was going to do my normal Monday Meme about writing today, but my mind is totally, and completely full of NaNoWriMo. So I thought that instead of answering questions about writing, I would talk about my game plan for writing 50k words in thirty days. *deep breath* No, I'm fine. Totally fine. Not overwhelmed at all. *deep breath*
So last night I realized that there was not only a week left in October but that November, does in fact, come after October. You do the math, people. NaNoWriMo is coming up fast. So, being the list person that I am, I sat down with my planner and figured out, with my schedule for November (which is nuts) what I'll have to write to make my goal.
November is the month where school work piles up in preparations for finals in early December. It's also the month of my birthday and my mom's birthday. It also includes a trip to South Carolina for YALL Fest and my niece's softball tournament, Thanksgiving and a midnight showing of Breaking Dawn. Plus ALL OF THE OTHER THINGS. But I figured it out!
All I have to do is write no less than 2k words most days, and on non-busy days, crank out 5k words, which I did every Wednesday while I was writing MISFITS. That will help make up for the days, like the SC trip, where I highly doubt I'll write at all. If I keep up with my schedule, I should actually hit around 60k before the end of the month, which is pretty much my norm for first drafts.
Besides being overwhelmed to the point of dizziness, I'm still SO excited. This is my first NaNo, and it's something I've always wanted to do but my work schedule never allowed. This year though, I'm in!
So, is anyone else around here doing NaNoWriMo? I'd love to have a few people to keep up with, and hopefully help keep each other motivated.