Monday, November 12, 2012

Letters from the Front Line

I know it's been quite a while since I posted...more than two weeks, I think, but those days fly by when you're in the trenches, trying to crawl your way to the neutral zone and maybe take a rest after spending your days pushing the front lines.

By trenches, I mean the couch where I sit with my laptop to write. And by the neutral zone, I mean the point in NaNoWriMo where you can finish the 50,000 words required within the span of the month. I was doing pretty well at first, but after a week of air raids in Precalculus and other belligerent forces I had to take a few days and deal with the fighters.

So, World War II references aside and long story short, I'm behind in NaNo.


But not all of this madness and chaos is bad. Bn the plus side, this is one of the first times that I've been able to proudly say that I am in love with being this busy. Because now that I have the NaNo project (Pulse) to work on, it becomes that much more pertinent that I do my homework, eat, take a shower, do everything in a more efficient way. I'm forcing myself to get organized so I can write.

For those of you who are doing NaNo, what has changed in your lives for this crazy month where you try and squeeze 1,667 words into a document in a day? Positive, negative, neither?

And for everyone who isn't doing NaNo, what do you think about the idea as someone who isn't participating. Are we all just crazy? (Probably.) Does this sound like a fun idea? (That's iffy.) Do you think we're all sleep-deprived and running on fumes? (Most definitely.)

I hope everyone's projects, literary or otherwise, are doing well!

Finger cramps and ink smudges,