Thursday, November 1, 2012

OMG - NaNoWriMo starts today

This is me today.... feeling a little crazy!
Since I decided to sign up for NaNoWriMo last week, I have been nothing but excited. In fact, it took everything in me to NOT open a word document and start typing away. I had this story in my head and I wanted to start and I wanted to start now.

That was.... until today. Today I am a nervous wreck. I can only assume it is because I am about to start a 30 day, 50,000 word journey... YIKES!

The day didn't start off on the right foot. I had a mental journey of what needed to get done. The first priority was to publish my Keysocks review on Hubpages. Most of it was already done. I just needed to add some pictures and do some final tweaking. My second priority was to write this blog. My intention was actually to do a Vlog but after looking at the clock I realized time wasn't on my side and frankly, those Vlogs take me hours. (Mental note - maybe I should make them shorter!)

It was already after 12 and I have yet to even do more than just think about NaNoWriMo and the fact that it has started and I have not!

In fact, my stomach just growled reminding me that I have forgotten to eat breakfast. (Probably because I ate the last bagel yesterday!) And my hands are shaking and I know I can't blame that on the nerves. (That is the whole pot of coffee I downed!) My son isn't dressed yet... but what can I say... I am not either. Thankfully my daughters are pretty good at doing that on their own.

So is this what the next 30 days is going to be like? I am a mess... my house is a mess... and my son is eating candy for breakfast because I am preoccupied with NaNoWriMo!

Yet, I have this weird feeling that this is just day 1 jitters. After all, I don't know why I am so worried about it. The story is already there... I just need to get it down. And technically, I only had three objectives to the day... once I publish this, two of them will already be done. Now that I think about it... 1700 words doesn't seem that unbearable anymore!

So I guess it is time to hit publish and getting going. I got a book to write and it doesn't look like it is going to write itself!

P.S. If you are a writer and you want to buddy up, my user name is Barbergirl28. See you there!

14 comments:

  1. yup, will see you there Stacy!

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  2. You go girl. I had the same jitters. I just told myself, "who cares if it sucks?!"

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  3. I have jitters. I just want to be able to finish. I hope my story "sticks" LOL.
    I'm Picitmilitude. I'll look you up. Don't let today be an omen - I can't wait to read/hear about your story! :)

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    1. This is exciting... I just need to get over it and get it down. As my husband told me last night... I have the story in my head, I just need to get it out! :)

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  4. totally am enjoying hearing about this NaNWriMo, accentuated by the relief of not having joined in... maybe next year... just to watch and learn (visual: upper balcony of old style movie theater, popcorn on left, root beer in left had... the house lights go down...)

    good luck, yo

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    1. Thanks - I need all the luck I can get. But hey - it has got to be fun watching all of these writers running around all crazy. Oh wait - how is that different from any other time! :)

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  5. If I get to write tonight once my kids go to sleep, I will see you there too, lol :)

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    1. You did amazing.... I saw your word count. Crazy! Let's do this thing!

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  6. Yay!!! It's more than likely just first day jitters. I had my mini panic attack this week, Julie also said she had one....so we're all freaking out in our own way, lol. I'm sure after we get stuck in after a few days it will flow and the words will pour out of us - at least, I hope so! So exciting though!!!

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    1. Before we know it NaNoWriMo will be just like our blogs.. at first it was hard to do regularly but then it just flowed. We got this... Let's get these books written! :)

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  8. I wish each of you the best in this quest. I've got way too much to do it this time around. I'm with Clark up in the balcony, and I've got to tell you, he's very selfish with the popcorn! Good Luck!

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