Saturday, October 30, 2010

Countdown to Chaos!

Less than 48 hours until NaNoWriMo begins and I'm not ready yet. Egads! I'm taking today and most likely tomorrow to get my plot straightened out and get myself poised for the attack. My students are doing poetry, which will make it a little easier on me as far as my reading and prep load.

I'm hosting a Write-In and believe or not, I think at least 3 people will actually be there! As far as I know, however, I'm the only kidlit writer in these parts. Anyway, ELEMENTS Coffe Co., crank up the expresso machine and the teapot and get ready for us!

Full disclosure, I am picking up my WIP for this one, but since I'm scarcely 4,000 words in, I'm taking it as a reboot and not vying for a win (if you know what I mean). Lots of buddies are participating this year, so I hope they have their extra powerful motivational boots on so they can kick me in the pants with wild abandon! Now, if you haven't yet checked out Nathan Bransford's awesome advice for NaNoWriMo prep work, get your buns over to his blog and drink it in.

Write on, folks!


  1. Good luck! I'm also doing Nano this year with my current WIP--I'm about 10k words in, but I'm also at the point where I've written everything I'd already plotted out, so I'm venturing into new territory now. I'm hoping this will push me to be less of a perfectionist with my writing and get to me an almost-finished draft of my WIP, so next I can conquer a NaNoRevisMo.

  2. Sounds as though we are sisters in arms. I totally get that perfectionist trap, too. That's why it takes me so long sometimes. I love the idea of NaNoRevisMo!

    Bang it out, sister! I'll be right there with you!


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