I have officially begun my NaNo story. I waited patiently for midnight to arrive last night and was able to get 232 words done before my eyes started drooping and my hands stopped typing. I was tired. Perhaps this was because of our fun filled Halloween with the kids and trick-or-treating, or, because I was so excited the whole weekend and finally just crashed. I thought the late night Coca-Cola would help, or the five pieces of candy that my kids agreed to trade with me before finally saying, "Mom, I don't want to trade with you anymore because you don't have any good candy in your bucket." It was true. I only had hard candies left and no chocolate. But still, no amount of caffeine or sugar was going to keep my eyes open.
At least I started though. I've got all day to fit my writing in and then all night before I submit my first word count which I'm hoping will be around 3,000 words (Michael is holding me to it over at In Time. . .).
Are you doing NaNo? How's it going so far? Is the start up hard or easy for you?
Well, I've mentioned over the last few weeks that I will be having a 16-hour writing event for NaNo. You're probably thinking 16-hours? Why? Well, some of you might remember back in July that my husband, James, participated in his first Ironman Triathlon and me and my sister supported him through that. When I say support I mean we followed him around far longer than the 13 hours and 19 minutes it took him to complete the race. He was so thankful that he said he would host a 16-hour writing event for me and my writing group, Write-A-Tat-Tat.
So, be prepared! My 16-hours begins at 7am this Saturday, November 6th and we will be using LiveStream to let the blogging world in on what we're doing. You will be able to (assuming we have limited technical difficulty) come here and watch us sitting around typing our hearts our, or pounding our heads on the table, whichever happens first.
Consider yourselves invited to write along with us for 16-hours, or just to leave a comment to help keep our minds working and our eyes open!
Also, with NaNo in the air, please forgive me for falling behind on my comments, or postings as I will only be able to make my rounds and put up new postings one time per week. Please understand and know that I will be back at it and in full swing around December (after a long winter's NaNo nap?). If you're a Crusader, or a new Crusader, please don't think I'm ignoring you. There are so many of you now that I really need to update my side bar to include your links. I will do that! Soon! I promise!!!!
Fill me in on what's going on for you with NaNo! Or, in your world of writing and querying!