Friday, October 03, 2008

It's October. Do You Know What That Means?

I'll tell you what that means. It is now, officially, Preparing for NaNoWriMo Time.

And I'm excited. Boy, am I ever excited. Ever since I learned about it last year from the 100 Hour Board (see this question), I have loved NaNoWriMo. I love taking a month to write a 50,000 word novel. I love the inspiration that comes from wanting to write close to 2000 words a day. I love the word wars. I love updating several times a day and watching the little bar fill up. I love the T-shirts and stickers and posters, too.

Of course, that means there will be some changes in my behavior in person and online. People who try to talk to me will likely have a "can't talk, noveling" sign waved in his or her face. My eyes will rarely focus on anything (aside from my computer screen), choosing instead to stare off into space as scenes play across my mind. Once someone manages to get me into a conversation, it is likely I will interrupt it with sudden bursts of inspiration. I will talk to myself as I cross campus. People trying to IM me may or may not be responded to. My Twitter updates will probably have to do with my frustration with non-existent people. Friends will be ignored unless they come bearing gifts of junk food and hot chocolate (my substitute for coffee) or are willing to help with plot problems.

But this doesn't mean I won't be any fun for a month! I plan to update this blog regularly during the month, including rants at stubborn characters, copies of my best and worst writing on a given day, and counts of how many friends I have left.

I can't wait for November... : D


yellow m&m said...

I'll still be your friend at the end of the month.

Then again, next month is my birthday. ;^D

Unit of Energy said...

I'm going to attempt it this year. But I don't know if it will actually happen.

Giovanni Schwartz said...

I'm not going to attempt it. I don't have time. My verification word is yixsn.

Anonymous said...

Some how I will have to do well in my classes while doing this though... 15 credits, a collection of callings (yes, I have a collection), and 3 extracurricular activities....