It has gone midnight, I have to be up for work in 7 hours, the adrenalin of knowing I have smashed 10,000 on my new NaNoWriMo write is pumping through me and somehow I need to sleep!
I am more than tempted to carry on writing, but I know I will regret it in the morning. Instead I will bid night ,night to Blogland and wait to write my next 1667 (or more) words later. This does mean that my PAD poetry challenge will also be written later (a day late) and Robert has snuck in two prompts as well.
Fortunately work should finish a few hours earlier and I have no plans for the evening.
Catching up in Blogland
Planning my story
Writing for nano
Writing 3 PAD poems
are all on the agenda for tonight!
(It may be another late one!)
Oh, nice post. So what’s naNoRiMo? Are you actually writing a book? or is your goal to get 50000 words written on your blog this month?
Either way, you might want to get to bed. I’m still in school and if I only get 7 or less hours of sleep I can’t keep my eyes open to save my life the next day.
NaNoWriMo is National Novel Writing Month – it started in the late 90’s with just 6 participants and now there are over 200,000 writers taking part from all over the world. Many spin off challenges have arisen from this Month – there is a blog one, a picture book writing one and in April to coincide with Camp NaNo (like this one but you get to set a target lower than 50000) there is a poetry challenge too.
50K is just about a Novella – which is what I aim for – although now I am over a fifth of the way through it might stretch to a novel – in which case I will edit it and use the 2 summer camps next year to add another 50K to it and finish it.
The idea behind NaNo is you write 50,000 in 30 days – you don’t edit or rewrite. Just WRITE!
It is a great exercise for any writer in planning and self discipline even if you never print your manuscript!
There is a blog one which I have posted about and that is to write everyday – I am ‘technically’ taking part in that as I do post a daily NaNo review. I am sure I could easily post 50K on the blog in 30 days! 😉 but the blog challenge doesn’t have a designated word count.
I did go to bed – thanks for the advice – the next day at work was fine* it is the evening that I hit a wall on. (Last night).
* I used to work full time now I freelance and take as much work as is pushed in my direction, this lack of sleep was well practised – I used to get up @6:30 am start work an hour later – get home at 6pm have tea and then work until 11pm or 1am – sleep and repeat – did it for a decade and then decided to live life instead!
what a nice long comment! 🙂
I was going to participate in naBloPoMo, but if you have visited my blog at http://www.stevend.net before, you know that I do life and/or other kind of blog updates in 2-7 day intervals, most of the time anyway. I also never found out about NaNoRiMo until like October 30 of this year and thus hadn’t the time to plan for my story. Maybe next year…
Yeah you should give it a go. It is fun.
Remember to take time for yourself. Rest is important.
Thanks, I will. My old life was hectic and I used to run myself ragged – but filling it with writing creates endorphins which give me more energy. I will rest at the weekend, well Saturday – I have a poetry event on Sunday!