It’s my favorite time of year – that time when I wake up earlier than anyone should have to naturally, pull out my laptop, and write furiously on a daily basis, repeating the process until I have achieved enough words to make up the amount in a small novel – 50,000 words.
November is National Novel Writing Month, known to us crazy writers as NaNoWriMo.
It’s my third year taking part in the craziness, and will hopefully be my third year successfully crossing the finish line. I’ve been anticipating today’s official start for weeks, almost as if it were Christmas. This morning I even woke up an hour before my alarm in my excitement. I got up in the dark and got dressed silently so as not to disturb my husband, and began to sneak downstairs. But it looks like my husband was anticipating today too. On the other side of the door was my laptop. Apparently my husband woke up before me in his own anticipation of me waking up way too early (he totally hates it), and wasn’t even in bed at all but on the couch after a restless night of sleep.
Guess I’ll be writing without coffee until I can safely turn the coffee pot on without waking him. 😦
At any rate, here’s to us crazies who are waking up early and staying up late, as well as utilizing lunch breaks and any other free time, taking part in a month of literary abandon as we write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. Good luck to you all. And remember, you can sleep in December.
P.S. You can check my progress on the right in the NaNoWriMo widget, and become my writing buddy at nanowrimo.org/en/participants/crissi.