Friday, November 1, 2013

NaNoWriMo and Other Crazy Things I Like to Do

I am a lover of crazy ideas. Jump out of an airplane? Would love to. Make all Christmas gifts the month before Christmas? Sounds like fun. Go without eating out for a year? Sounds impossible, but I'm on board. Have 12 children? One of my dreams. Write a novel in a month? Right up my alley. Blog every day for a month during the same month? Of course. Knit a hat every day for a month that very same month? Ummmm, I think we're going a little too far now.

I did make all three of these hats in the last week, because snow!

A couple weeks ago, I woke up from a very intense dream with a novel fully created in my head. We won't go into what Albus Dumbledore and Yoda have to say about dwelling on dreams (are they really just the same person?). My novel is going to be fantastic! Best novel ever written. It'll probably win awards, things like the "Kristina actually finished a novel" award, and the "Wow. She actually did it" award. Yup. I'll win accolades the world over.

And I'm going to have fun doing it, too. Perhaps I'll share some of it with you. Perhaps you'll join me? If you're participating in NaNoWriMo this month, please let me know. I am, of course, Bourbon Girl on NaNoWriMo.

Oh, and that NaBloPoMo thing? Ummm, did you see that I'm writing a novel this month? I have extracted promises of blog posts from all three of my children. Is that cheating? I call it collaborating. Maybe I can get Gary to blog a little for me. I have a couple posts I need to finish up, that have been waiting patiently for me to hit publish. So get ready for a whirlwind month of creativity.

Because you know what? Once you start writing, the ideas start invading your brain. And sometimes, a body just can't sleep because the ideas won't shut up, which means you must put them on paper, or in this case the internets. Louis Lamour said, "Start writing no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on." Excellent advice to start off a month of writing.


  1. Can't wait to read what you've got going on. I'm always so tempted, but then I remember I have a new hire class of 12 people starting Monday and my life is not my own again until Nov 30. :)

  2. Thanks, Robbie! Good luck to you too!

  3. Margie, I was tempted last year, but didn't do it. This year, I had a story begging to be written, so I jumped right on that bandwagon. I actually took the time to do some freezer cooking so my children wouldn't have to fend for themselves all month. I planned ahead!


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