Well. Alright. Since I’m doing this, since I’m spending writing time each day trying to do this, it’s kinda going to be right up front in my brain. In the morning I curiously go check to see if my NaNo buddies have made headway.
Then I sit in front of a blank screen. I check to see if anyone’s on Yahoo. (This by way of warm-up, you understand)
I talk to anyone there for anywhere from 10 minutes to an hour depending how badly I need to procrastinate and how much they have other stuff to do.
Then I try my morning things in the hope of inspiration. Walking the dog might inspire me. A bath with an Oregon field guide might inspire me. Maybe if I eat breakfast, my brain will work better. You know, I was about to write, but now I’m feeling dehydrated. That’s got to be bad for vocabulary.
You see how this routine gets going?
I need to wake earlier, so I can afford to waste three hours, write for 1.5 and still do everything else I need to do in a day. 4 a.m. should be earlier enough.
Anyway, the blog might be a little nano-central for a while. Here I’ll grouse, or boast about word count. Here I’ll bewail my lack of literary substance or brag about how easy dialogue feels. In short, impose my limited scope of interest on a wider audience.
If you want the cold hard facts about my struggles (no, i sure don’t expect you to) here’s amuirin’s official NaNoWriMo profile.
At present, I’m cautiously optimistic about my effort, at least till I see a fellow Lincoln County writer is up 7,000+.
What a show off.
Clarification: ‘Oregon field guide’ in this scenario refers to a small pamphlet with pictures to identify local floral and fauna, and not a strapping, sturdy field employee from Oregon Parks and Recreation, although- I’m sure either of those things would make a pleasant bath-time companion.