This is a short post.
It has to be.
Wanna know why?
'Cause I've up and started my novel.
Yes, I said novel.
Not a great American.
Just a novel.
Oh, and I'm writing it in 30 days.
Yes, I said 30 days.
'Cause I'm an idiot that way.
'Cause otherwise I'll spend another 15 years writing nothing.
It's called NaNoWriMo. NAtional NOvel WRIting MOnth.
For everyone else it's in November.
Crazy people, like me, get together online and spend the month of November killing themselves.
They lose touch with their families, forget to shower, drink too much coffee, eat too much junk, chew their nails to the quick, pull out their hair.
But they do it together.
And at the end of the nightmare they are rewarded with a first draft, albeit, most likely an awful one, of their novel.
The timing makes sense.
The weather is miserable in November.
The kids are in school.
It's before all the holidays.
But I rarely do things that make sense.
And I can't wait that long.
I'm doing it this summer.
Starting today in fact.
While living in sunny California.
Within walking distance of the beach.
During the time we take our family vacation.
And while my kids are going to be home ALL THE TIME.
Not to me either
So wish me luck.
Don't mind my absences.
And please feel free to check up on me
Really, I'm going to need some
So, here goes.
You heard it here first.
Now I have to do it.
Wait. Is that a dust bunny under the bed?