Sunday, October 26, 2008

anticipation (insert song lyrics here)

I would type more of the song lyrics here, but have been told there is a five word limit without it being labeled copyright infringement. Even if it is a compliment or perhaps free advertisement for the song. Oh well, the one word probably conjures up what I want to say anyway, and those who know the song probably have it in their heads by now.

So: anticipation of the big event is growing. In case someone does not know what I am talking about: NaNoWriMo - to write a 50,000 word rough draft of a novel in 30 days.

The new webmaster for the organization where I have been filling that role for a few years seems to be doing well and pretty independently (I am still available for consultation and backup). My goal was to get that handed off before November: check, done.

I still do not have a plot nor a cast of characters. And that is fine.

One project this week is not going quite as planned and I am trying to be positive about that. It is being more stressful and energy sucking than I hoped - but it ends before Novemeber begins, so all should be well. I just need to plan a little down time to rest and let go of the stress.

I am so excited.six days from now I will have begun my novel. And will have had some sleep and may be back at the keyboard.

So I am waiting. And anticipating the journey which begins soon. A journey to 50,000 words in 30 days.

(Notice that I am practicing using less contractions: word count is two instead of one - a helpful hint from an experienced NaNo writer - although I doubt I will completely eliminate them since they are a part of my style. I guess it might depend on who shows up on the virtual page at midnight on 11/01/08.).
Artwork from BWH Bulletin
painting "Anticipation" by Joan Gold