Well, I blame Dan, really, for reminding me last night via twitter that today was the start of National Novel Writing Month. So…I succumbed to peer pressure (sorry Mom and Dad, I know you always warned me about this, though I think you were more worried about slightly harsher addictions). Of course, the website is being hammered hard today (all the other budding writers signing up on the first of November like me, probably), so good luck getting the page to load. I don’t expect that the novel will be completed by Dec 1 – no with only 10% currently done after weeks (and me thinking about hacking out a lot of the imported stuff to start fresh). But I think the extra pressure will be a good thing. It’s kind of like my 100,000 word goal – if I can get more than that, great, but I actually set the bar at 100,000 so I’d have room when editing to cut out 10-15,000 words to tighten the writing.
Unfortunately, blog posts don’t count towards word counts for the contest, and I’m squandering some free time with teh kids that I could be in oowriter for, so….bye!