Saturday, November 1, 2008


I know. I’m crazy. But I’ve wanted to do this since I first heard about it and at the last minute, decided, “Oh, why not?”

November is National Novel Writing Month, and I’m joining thousands of other crazy writers around the world and writing a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. (It works out to 1667 words a day, not that I’m counting or anything.)

So far it’s going really well. I got up at 5, managed to avoid getting sucked into facebook (no, I do not want to be your friend), and wrote like the wind for fifteen minutes. 137 words down, only 49,873 to go.

And then my toddler woke up. Way too early. So I’ve been rocking him for the last thirty minutes, and now I’m listening to him yell into the monitor, “Mama! Up! Funny Show!” (He loves America’s Funniest Home Videos.)

So there you go. Day one and I’m off and running, in my own unique way.


Anonymous said...

Good luck! I tried it a few years ago and only got about 15,000 words down, but you know what? That's still 15,000 words! Maybe I'll have the guts to try again in another few years. :)

Llama Momma said...

Thansk for the encouragement, Stacey!

And 15,000 words is nothing to scoff at. This whole adventure is pretty kooky, but I'm into it. :-)

Jennifer H said...

I signed up at the last minute, last night. Not sure yet if I'm insane, but we'll find out. The idea of not being able to procrastinate is a huge draw for me.

Good luck!

Anonymous said...

Hooray! I'm excited for you.

. . . and I do want to be your friend, so don't deny my request!

Llama Momma said...

Good luck, Jennifer! It's fun, isn't it??

SP -- Go ahead and friend me. I'd love to be your friend. :-)

CC said...

Good luck!!!!!! (coming to you based on your kind words at "welcome to my brain")!!