If you're looking at that title and thinking that I must have spelled something terribly wrong, then you haven't lived. Nanowrimo is short for National Novel Writing Month. The premise is simple, you sign up and then write a 50,000 word novel during the month of November. OK, so it's not so simple. It's a lot of work. But the idea of this novel-in-a-month thing is that you just write it. You don't worry about plot or punctuation or any of those pesky details that publishers make such a big stinkin' deal about. You just write. And I like that idea.
Several years ago I joined the challenge and even finished my novel within the 30 days. For me, however, it's not possible to write without plot or setting or even without automatically correcting gramatical errors. But it was fun and it was a wonderful story too. Later I edited it and sent it out to a few publishers, but I didn't know nuthin' back then. I know so much more now. I understand the business side of writing so much better. I should probably get it out and give it another go. But in the meantime, I took the plunge and signed up for this years nanowrimo.
See what I do to myself? I complain about not being able to balance it all, and then add another major weight to the scale. Life is crazy that way. I guess this will qualify as meeting one of my goals this month though. I vowed to jump out of my comfortable little life, four times. If I do it five times, I'm pretty sure the world would tip on its axis, and we don't want that. So four it is. Three to go!