Is it poor form to make storm-related double entendres yet? Maybe. Possibly.
Whatever. I'm sticking with it.
(All jokes aside though, to all my east coast people--PLEASE, be safe. I'm totally land-locked and find myself continually refreshing CNN, fascinated by how powerful Mother Nature can be.)
On to my post...
It's that time of the year, my friends. That time when everyone's Twitter feed is besieged with random numbers and people are talking about "nano" and you may or may not know what the hell they're talking about.
Who am I kidding? I know you guys who read my blog. You all know NaNo. Heck, you're probably doing it too this year.
National Novel Writing Month starts on Thursday.
My new big pimpin' job* starts on Wednesday.
What's that? A new job, you ask? Exciting, right? I got a new job as an analyst (cue gigglesnorts at such a technical sounding job) and start on Wednesday. So much for all that free time during my work day that got me through the past three NaNo years...
So, this 30-day insanity is right around the corner. I've decided to do a full re-write of my 2010 NaNo. I made this decision about a week ago. I'm really good at last minute stuff.
Since deciding on my story, I created a much more manageable outline and have cut some plot lines that were simply too confusing. I feel like I'm possibly copping out by doing that, but sometimes, you just have to make your story the easiest to understand. The K.I.S.S. motif and all that jazz.
But right now, I'm feeling a touch nervous. It's probably 90% due to starting a new job and all the craziness that comes with a big change. I have to admit that I'm nervous about writing this story though. Have I done enough planning? Is my outline solid? Are my characters legit? I'm second guessing everything, but I think I do this every year.
So, I'm going on faith. I know how to hit 50K. Heck, I know how to hit 50K before Thanksgiving. I'll be okay. I know this story SO well. I can do this.
Tonight I will read over my outline and make any last minute additions/changes. And then I'm going to start my new job on Halloween. And the day after that?
That day, I shall write.
(*With my first fancy paycheck, I'm buying Jay-Z's greatest hits. You heard it here first, folks.)