I am doing NaNoWriMo which means National Novel Writing Month. I am supposed to write 50,000 words this month. There is a problem with this, however. I am a stay at home mother who lives in the United States. This means that I will be celebrating Thanksgiving in a few weeks and my children will be home from school for five days.
I haven’t done much research on the NaNoWriMo beginnings, but I’m pretty sure the founders were not stay at home moms. If they were, they would have chosen January or February for this project when the kids are in school except for a Monday here or there and you don’t have to start buying for the biggest holiday of the year for most young children (mine included – started discussing Santa lists about four weeks ago.)
So now it is Saturday, and I am trying to catch up on my word count because I am behind. It is DAY 5 and I am behind. My stats say I will be done December 13th at the rate I am going. Which isn’t too bad, I don’t think.
I’m not writing anything wonderful, by the way. I figure that will come as I force myself to write more, more often. And when I steal a few ideas from books I am currently reading.