November 01, 2010

And It Begins...

Today is the start of NaNoWriMo, the National Novel Writing Month. The month of writing 50,000 words. The month of insanity. By the time you read this, I will have already begun my NaNo Journey. My plan is to get up at 4:00 a.m. every morning to accomplish the necessary 1667 words per day. We shall see if I can keep that schedule in place.

You see, I am aging, and I find that I really need a good nights sleep to function in the "nice" zone. Too little sleep and the cranky pants come out. So...here's to going to bed early and keeping a smile on my face.

Don't be expecting any great blog posts, because it will most likely be updates on my progress. My ups and downs. My plot surprises and writer's  block (gasp...surely not!). My success, for sure! Check out my Word Count Widget in the side bar to check my progress.

Wish me luck! (and alot of stamina and energy!)

***Update: I wrote 1766 words this morning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I feel good, da-na-na-na-na-na-na...like I knew that I would, da-na-na-na-na-na-na!!! So good! Now, to keep that good feel all day when I konk out this afternoon. Oh wait...I've got tons of candy to keep me on a sugar high. Just kidding.  ;)

11 comments:

  1. Woohoo! I'm rooting for you Sherrinda! I feel like the only writer on the face of the earth NOT doing NaNo. :)

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  2. Wow, are you off to a great start! Keep up the good work.

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  3. Great start! 4:00!!!!! Eeek! :O)

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  4. Yay! Great start, Sherrinda! Keep it going!

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  5. I am PROUD OF YOU!!!!
    Have missed saying "hi"
    You go, girl.
    P

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  6. 4:00am! Yikes!! I know you can do this, Sherrinda. Look at how you kicked it already!!

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  7. Count me in as a cheerleader, Sherrinda. I don't have the guts to try NaNo! Have fun, don't forget to sleep, and enjoy lots of coffee or caffeinated drink of your choice!

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  8. Woohoo, good luck. I'm not doing NaNo this time around, but I'll keep tabs on how you do :)

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  9. Hi Sherrinda -

    Great start! Like Katie, I'm not doing NaNo, but admire those who take on the challenge.

    We're cheering you on to the finish line. :)

    Blessings,
    Susan

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  10. Thanks everyone! I've gotten 4632 words so far. Not bad...staying on track.

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  11. Keep it up, girl! By-the-way, I'm about 10K in and my username is Shmologna.

    We can do this!

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