NaNoWriMo starts tomorrow and all my plans for planning have gone up in smoke. ‘Oh well never mind’ as my mother says. So I will be writing from the seat of my pants as usual. I’ve been undecided whether to write this years novel on my laptop or not. Last years is divided into two notebooks, my laptop and the back of some Costa serviettes. Yesterday I found a pretty notebook, given as a Christmas present last year, and creativity flows better with handwriting. Proven fact.
I have managed to almost get on top of everything so as to leave November free for writing. And mums sudden serious bout of anemia has been sorted and she’s on the mend so that’s something less to worry about. One problem I haven’t solved is the Blue Screen Of Death which has visited the main household computer (you will know if you have ever had it). Another reason to write my novel in a notebook. I’m cautious with my laptop now in case it receives a visitation too.
I have an idea for my novel, and some of the characters sketched out, but there’s no pressure. I did it last year so I can do it this year, probably of a better quality as well. I’m more worried about the other commitment I’ve made to Bibliophilia, a new free online magazine out tomorrow. Natasha, (the editor) sent me a proof a few days ago, I showed it my sisters who thought it was great. They asked me how I was going to write my next article as good if not better. They weren’t being cruel, they just thought it was so good that I couldn’t do better. Of course they are biased. Whatever their reasoning it has made me panic and the deadline is creeping closer.
I’m also a little worried about my regional buddy. This year Jacki, our ML, has buddied us all together, winners with newbies. I’m a one-time winner and my buddy Hannah is a newbie. Only I haven’t heard anything from Hannah for few days now. It would be heartbreaking to think she has abandoned NaNoWriMo before she has even begun. And mortifying for me, losing a newbie I was supposed to be supporting, a failure worse then failing NaNo! It would be akin to killing a friends pet that you are supposed to be looking after while they are on holiday!
And I’m not sure Jacki will be happy if I replace her with someone similar.