Be Afraid


For the past three years November has been the month where I just sulked beneath the doona/duvet/comforter (choose your language!) and waited for Christmas to arrive, because at least then the cold and dark were offset by parties and presents. But this year I am determined to not be a whinging git and keep myself busy. Among my Acts of Busy-ness will be NaNoWriMo, the 50,000 word Quantity Not Quality novel-writing thingo. I'm doing it in an unofficial capacity, since I've already started and that is against the rules. But I like writing under pressure and it will be good to churn some words out for the aforementioned Dietgirl draft. Let us hope it is more successful than my 2001 NaNo effort, Not The Greatest Story Ever Told. Just to add to the insanity, I signed up for Ms Fussy's NaBloPoMo thingy, in which you have to write a blog entry every day in November. Considering I have averaged about four entries per month this year, it will be fun to force myself to write fast and furious. It will hardly be Blogging Gold but it's about time I stopped angsting and arseing about with those dozen half-done entries and spewed out some new shit. So be sure to check back daily and nag me if it looks like I'm slacking off. Huzzah!

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12 thoughts on “Be Afraid

  1. Whatever you do, turn out the words — never mind if they are crap or not. Even if the manuscript is almost total garbage, you’ll at least be able to figure out what you MAY want to write about. And of course, there’s always kindling for the fire if it comes down to that. Pity that you don’t have Thanksgiving, but then since this involves gorging and consorting with relatives who you only see DURING Thanksgiving, perhaps you’re better off. Best of luck however you decide.

  2. 🙂 cheers!

    and always lovely to see you ed, it feels like 2001 all over again. or should i say two thousand and one, as that takes up more words!

  3. Oh christ, it’s NaNOWriMo time again!

    Another yeear comes around and I forget to prepare for it. Another year finishes out with out y magnus opus seeing the light of day.

    Probably just as well really.

  4. I am one of those lurking readers (of all your blogs — for years now) you have previously tried to drive out of the woodwork. So Hi!

    I am also participating in NaBloPoMo this month. Personally I am going for maximum angst. Good luck!

  5. This is on eof the first years in a while that I’m going to be realistic and NOT attempt the novel-in-a-month thing. But I look forward to reading pussycat everyday! Good Luck with the magnum opus too!

  6. Being realistic, I won’t have time to NaBloPoMo, let alone NaNoWriMo – but I’ll look forward to reading your entries.

    All the best blogs have pictures of pumpkins right now… 😉

  7. Just to rub it in….. it’s absolutely beautiful late spring weather here right now… and we spent the weekend at the beach! (Perth, Western Australia.. not Scotland!) 🙂

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