I missed Friday Fun. But there are times in life when we have to forgo the things that are fun for the things that we need. My Friday Facebook status should sum things up:
“That moment when you’ve had such a needed nap, that you wake up wondering where your watch is. Then you spend 5 minutes stumbling around the house looking for it only to realize that you haven’t worn a watch for over 7 years. — feeling sleepy.”
Despite the fact that I missed Friday, I’ve been busy blogging away. I’m halfway through all my posts for The Write Shadow’s NaNoWriMo pre-game blogging contest. While it’s much easier writing for an assigned topic, the challenge is still in making my words to that topic fun and interesting. Especially when I feel like one of my kid’s toys when the battery has run down.
“Pat-ty. Cake. Pat-ty. Cake. Bak-er’s. Man.”
I’ll get to your cake when I get to it. I don’t care how fast you need it.
Ooooh, I hope I survive November. I figured out that I have to write about three hours a day to hit 50,000 words by the end of the month. Obviously, I’ll have to double up because there are going to be days where I can’t write at all, namely Thanksgiving. But I’ll cross that bridge when I get there.
What I’m struggling to decide now is whether to make my story a political conspiracy or a ghost story. I might be able to blend the two together. I never thought of doing a ghost story before, but Kevin Lucia had a convincing series of posts as a guest on Kristen Lamb’s blog. He wrote about the horror genre and what made good horror and how it’s not always just blood and guts.
Being a pantser, I still have no idea what I’m going to decide. But I suppose that’s the purpose of NaNoWriMo. To write so fast that your subconscious takes over and makes the decision for you. At least, I hope it works that way.
Are you getting ready for a busy event? How do you prepare?