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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Who's Doing NaNoWriMo?

It's time to start gearing up for NaNoWriMo!  I actually have a smidgen of hope that I might hit 50,000 words in one month--yesterday I wrote 1,676 words, which is about what one needs to hit each day for the month of November.  I know it's at least possible for me to do it!  I had hopes of doing the same today, but then the kiddo woke from his nap early, and was constipated, and well... suffice it to say I had to stop at just under 1,000.  I could do more now, but today has been the worst pregnancy evening I've had so far so I'm about ready to go to bed.  I won't say it's the worst possible, because I haven't actually bowed to the porcelain god, but it's the worst I've had with either pregnancy.  With my son, I didn't get nauseous at all--with this one, I feel icky a lot.  I can only hope s/he will make up for it by being more cooperative in the turning-head-down-in-time-for-the-birth department!  (Unlike my son.)

ANYWAY...  I'm wondering if anybody else who occasionally graces my corner of the blogosphere will be doing NaNo?  If so, please leave a comment with your screen name.  I'm ScienceFictionMommy over there, and I'd like to grab a couple of writing buddies.  Brian, I know you are and you can expect a buddy request soon.  But anybody else?

Thanks all!

3 comments:

Charlie said...

I don't believe in NaNoWriMo, unfortunately. :O

dmbonanno.com said...

Good luck with your Nano. :) I don't have time, work and family committments in November don't make for a good writing schedule, not if I want to maintain the remaining shreds of my sanity. Besides, I have January and February to write through the doom of winter gloom. ;)

Brian said...

Wow, another published author mentions me by name.

I'm famous!

I've started yet another dispute / rivalry over on Sffworld.com.

http://sffworld.com/forums/showthread.php?t=28878&page=6

If you're into it, that is.

That and one of the fellows in my region who is in the writing group I 'run' is taunting me with his larger word count. I think. The site is down and all I saw was the subject line of the forum post.

I got your buddy notification and I think I added you. The site's starting to die as of 8:12 am, so I'll have to check later in the day, like tomorrow. Here's hoping I get to update my word count or the dreaded "zero" will appear on my progress report on nanowrimo.org. Wouldn't want that to happen.

Oh, and congratulations. I'm betting a girl, contrary to the odds. Apparently if you have a first son, 2/3 of the time the second child is a boy as well. I don't get it, I just read it somewhere. It also seems to play out anecdotal-ly with people I know.