or forward to the past...either way it is time for me to settle myself down some. My life has been entirely too frenetic of late with farm visits, murder mysteries, family dramas, dog escapes, and so on. I need to tighten the traces and haul in the reins.
So - last year I did nanowrimo (national novel writing month). I don't really want to do it - reminds me of when I did the marathon or got a tattoo - I mean once is enough - I proved I was tough enough to write 50 thousand words in a month but man - what sort of order were they in? I've got that novel just waiting for A REALLY GOOD CLEANING! But not yet.
I do like the demented urgency of the nanowrimo thingy however. I liked that having said I would do the thing - I did the thing. So I'm going to steal the form and fashion it to my own needs. They even have a way to do that on the nanowrimo site - it is the Rebel category although what I'm proposing is not within that but I'll stretch it and make it so.
My Nanowrimo challenge! I promise to revise for fifty hours in the month of November. It works out to a bit more than two hours a day and will allow me to get all crazy with the math and figure out how far I am behind and so forth. Think I can even figure out a way to steal the count button and make it work - any ideas? Fifty hours instead of fifty thousand words - yep. It will have the intensity of the nano experience but should prove to be useful instead of leaving me with yet another half-baked, half-finished story! I think I will combine it with setting up a couple of reads for the person I'm swapping training for critiquing with. Just to increase the pressure.