I am in need of an escape and there is no escape better than writing. It is perfect timing that November is right around the corner...and that means...National Novel Writing Month (NanoWrimo) will be in full swing. I can't wait to feel the excitement as I open up my laptop to a blank word document on Sunday at 12AM and see where things go. For today's Thursday 13, I thought I would write about the 13 things I am excited about as the NanoWrimo 2009 journey begins.
1) Adding the word count gadget to my blog.
2) Seeing how much more fun it will be to report my word counts not only on my blog but in Facebook Status Updates too.
3) Getting together with my writing friends on a Friday for some writing and chatting and maybe some food and then more writing.
4) Keeping my work friends entertained with my word count increases and worries about whether or not I will finish. Each year they just roll their eyes... ;)
5) Knowing what it feels like to win five years in a row.
6) Seeing if I can do more than the required 50,000 words and if I can do more than the 80,000 words I did last november. Is 100,000 words in a month too much to shoot for?
7) Write-Ins!!!! Getting some good quality time with MPB and Vix and others...as we do sprints and things...and eat Panera goodies....ummm....and coffee too!!!
8) Hopefully reaching 50,000 with NanoWrimo Buddies at Panera like last year. It was such an amazing feeling...and did I mention that it happened on November 15? Only half way through the month? See #6 above.
9) Seeing how my story will take unexpected turns because my characters will take over and I will no longer be in control. (That is the true writer's high by the way)
10) Late nights at my writing desk...with a lovely cocktail by my side and my writing totem near by.
11) My writing totem...My Precious!!! My cute pink twilly Hermes scarf!!!
12) Wearing NanoWrimo Tee-Shirts for the first time ever...I got two this year.
13) Printing and Bindering my completed 2009 NanoWrimo Novel and putting it into a Vera Bradley binder. I am behind...I haven't printed or bindered my 2008 novel yet.
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