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Friday, November 4, 2011


I finally reached a decision.  I'm not doing it.  I started doing it.  I think I maybe made it 700 words in (or so) before I realized I just don't have time for it.  I'm doing a lot of writing for the other blog, and between that, and the kids, and just general housekeeping.  I'm stretched pretty thin.

I love the idea of writing a novel.  I think the concept of pooping X number of words per night in order to reach an arbitrary total number of words starting no earlier than an arbitrary month is . . . um. . . arbitrary.  And sort of equates to writing badly just for the sake of writing.

What makes Nanowrimo a good concept is that it gives folks a start time, pushing them out of inaction.  It gives them a target word count, getting them into the habit of writing.  And it gives them some support and additional motivation to get started and to keep going. . . twitter, the website, suggestions, ideas, and more.  It's a good concept (like I just said).  And I suppose to someone who has a good idea that he's just dying to get out of his brain and onto "paper" it's a great motivator.

Having said that, I have an idea.  It's an "okay" idea.  But it's not a 50,000 word idea.  At least not right now.  And while I'm sure I could inject it with words in order to ultimately get to 50,000. . . I have enough shit on my plate without adding that particular turd.


  1. Housekeeping?

    You mean like... cleaning your house?

    A man who cleans the house?

    I don't understand

  2. I'm sorry but when you use the term "housekeeping" are you really referring to cleaning, scrubbing and all things related to keeping a clean house??? That doesn't compute in my brain.

  3. I don't like doing it, but it's gotta be done, and she has all sorts of napping commitments that need to be met.

  4. I thought housekeeping just meant that you kept your house. I know where my house is at all times. I am a great housekeeper.

  5. But, I got distracted. What I was GOING to say is that we should combine all of our NaNo writing into one big wordy blog to make the 50,000 words. Then... we WIN! Right?

  6. I'm not doing it either.

    I wouldn't have the patience.

  7. If all I had to do was submit blogs age I'd be done! Stupid NANOWRIMO

  8. Why couldn't you submit blogs? There's nothing in the rules that say you cannot. Plus, have you seen the different formats that today's novel come in? Anything that gets you words.

    I am going to put part of my paper on morality development (that was due yesterday but still isn't done O.o) in my NaNo novel. Why the heck not!?!?!

  9. I. . . I don't know. It's . . . it's . . not TRADITIONAL!