Monday, October 31, 2005

Countdown to Nano

Something like 8 1/2 hours to go here. Around the world, the calendar rolls over to November first, one timezone at a time, and thousands of crazy people begin their own private (and collective) Nano insanity. We pledge to write a minimum of 50,000 words in the month of November, and some of us are greedy for completed first draft novels of larger girths. We will only give up if we run out of chocolate before the end of the month. Obviously, stocking up is a vital process. We are crazy, but we are not alone. The characters in our heads are clamoring to get out, to quit talking about what they're going to do, and get on with doing it. Of the thousands (anybody know how many people signed up this year?) of participants, we also array ourselves in little groups of online writing chums, in larger forums at nano and elsewhere. We talk big.

We're already tired. Maybe I should skip the *we* already. :P I know its possible, as I did it last year, and so did tons of other people. But was it really this busy at work last year? I don't think so. I do know I was running on far more energy a year ago than I am now. Now I'd just like a nap.

Maybe I'll settle for stocking up on chocolate instead. Er, I mean food. It does take more than chocolate to get through an entire month. I guess I'll hit the grocery store on my way home from work. It's Hallowe'en, they might even have chocolate on sale! :)


Random Walk Writer said...

The "Team 2005" search yields 43,176 people registered.

Maripat said...

Go get them, Val!