Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Motivation

I need some.
So I thought maybe Nano might be a good fit for me this year. That was until last night and I started looking at my schedule and felt so overwhelmed that I went to bed early.

But at the same time, we're always going to be busy. Life is always going to get in the way. Somehow we have to find the time and the inclination to keep going.

So I think I'm going to do NaNo. Anyone else?

Yesterday Elana had a great idea to find a group of people who are doing it and email each other at the end of each day with word count and last line written.

Anyone interested?


12 comments:

Jolene Perry said...

I LOVE doing nano, but since I don't know where I'll be with my agent, and editors and all that, I'm afraid to sign up.
Like I'll get excited about my shiny new idea, want to get it finished, but be stuck in nano instead.

Have fun with it!

Also - I've decided I can do ONE extra thing at a time. It can be writing, it can be keeping my house extra clean, it can be sewing, but it can't be all three . . .

Terri Tiffany said...

Good for you! I have never tried it as it would overwhelm me but I admire those who have:)

Michael Offutt said...

I'm not interested, however, I will cheer you on! You go girl! Conquer those words and churn out the next great American novel. I look forward to seeing your name in lights. :)

Miranda Hardy said...

This will be my first time really plunging into it. We can motivate each other, no problem.

Angela Felsted said...

I think I wrote this on your facebook status already, but since I need motivation to keep writing and will feel overwhelmed with a goal like 50,000 in a month, I've settled on the half NaNo. 25,000 words in November. But I'd still be happy to do the work count last line thing with you, if you are willing.

i'm erin. said...

I'm in!

I too am suffering from lack of motivation. It seems like once again I have too much on my plate. But it's nice to know others do the same.

Southpaw said...

I get overwhelmed when I look at my to do list too. I will be writing in Nov. for my own version of NaNoWrMo.

Chantele Sedgwick said...

I'm on the fence... On one hand I really want to do it, but the book I want to work on has massive amounts of research to be done. On the other hand, I have another idea I could do. I'm also finishing up editing on a different book. I don't know!!! I'll let you know if I decide! :D

Stina Lindenblatt said...

I'm doing NaNoPlaMo (pla=planning my new project). :D

Susan Fields said...

I'm not doing Nano this year. I was ready to start my new novel about a month ago and couldn't wait for November. Good luck with it!

ali cross said...

Hurray for NaNo! And yep, it's super fun to check in with your peeps at the end of the day! I do it with Elana and it's hysterical to see the awful (and sometimes great, but the awful ones are funniest) last lines we put up for that day. :)

I'm game to play!

Melissa Marsh said...

I would much rather do NaNo in January or February when there's no major holiday and no reason to go outside because it's too cold and dark!