Erica Lucke Dean

"Making the world a better place, one book at a time."

I've come down with a case of NaNoWriMo

I’ve done something and I’m trying to decide who to blame.  Ultimately, I can only blame myself, but in an act of self-preservation, I’m searching for a scapegoat. 

First, I’ll look at the usual suspect…PMS.

I’ve tracked back to my previous blogs to see if the timing is right, and yes…we’re right on schedule. (And yes…I have to read my old blogs to find out when the last time I was PMSing.)  So my monthly affliction could be to blame.  But while hormones most definitely affect my emotions and rational thought, they rarely mess with decision making skills.  At least not this early in the game.  So if I can’t blame PMS…then what?

Or perhaps not what, but who. 

Oh, I’m sure you know who you are…you crazy writer women who convinced me to sign up for the National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo. My Twitter stream was filled with reminders this morning.  Hundreds of messages urging me to click the link and sign my November away.  I wasn’t quite awake yet.  I wasn’t all there…you know…in my head.  I was under the influence of that adult peer pressure thing again. 

Yes…that’s it!  I can blame adult peer pressure! 

So be it PMS, an EvilMynx, or a massive, coordinated attack of writer peers, Hell bent on me joining the party…I am now locked into a full month of writing.  Which basically means, I will be insanely busy during the entire month of November as I struggle to write 50,000 words in thirty days.  All this while I attempt to stay current on the Tales of the Daywalkers and The Daily Blog. 

I may need to stock up on diet Coke and chocolate. And I may need them to be administered intravenously. 

I guess I should start building up my immunity to sleep…or maybe I should do nothing but sleep for the next week and save up those extra winks.  I’m not certain what the best course of action will be.  This is my first time.  I’m a NaNoWriMo virgin. But if I survive the whole ordeal, I’ll end up with a finished novel. 

Not a bad trade off, all things considered. 

Until the next time…I’ll be writing a few episodes of Tales of the Daywalkers…just in case!

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