I heard about NaNoWriMo, and decided to sign up. What a great way to put some pressure on to get something started! I've been looking forward to November for weeks now. Then, today, I had a revelation.
I was checking the NaNo site for tips, since I'm an uber noob. That's when I found this:
Bargain with those around you. Suggest to your housemates that if they take care of chores during November, you'll cover the following two months. Make sure you're not signed up for soccer game snack-duty, volunteering in the neighborhood—any helpful or productive task that isn't writing your novel—until November is past.Reading this made me realize the following things:
▪ There's a huge conference at work that I'll be attending.
▪ I signed up to clean two nights a week at the cat rescue group (no easy task with >300 cats).
▪ I am moving out of the apartment I have lived in for years in the middle of November. And I don't have anywhere to go yet.
Hmm. It'll be tough, but I still think I can do it! I probably should be more realistic about my chances of "winning" this one. But I'm already planning time to write each week. I'm going to hide my TV remote, so I won't get distracted when I should be working. And I've got an idea that I'm excited to work on.
I'll keep you posted. And if you're doing NaNo, we should be writing buddies!