Thursday, November 1, 2007

Time Thief and NaNoWriMo


Stop! Thief! Come back with my time! Somebody, help! I need my two weeks back . . . .


Is anybody else feeling like this? I swear, yesterday it was Independence day and now I'm less than a week from my birthday, which is another reminder of the time thief. Sheesh.


I really did intend to come back on the 20th and write a blog. Really, I did. I guess I let all the extra hours I've had to work and my need for sleep get in the way. It truly seems like I've had not a minute to spare the entire month of October. Maybe that's why it feels as if time has disappeared.


On another note, I signed up for NaNoWriMo,--as if I don't already have enough to do. For anyone who doesn't know, NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month. It's a challenge to write 50,000 words in one month starting November 1st. That averages out to 2,000 words perday, excluding Sundays with one day to spare. I haven't written yet today, because of that need for sleep I mentioned earlier, but as soon as my kids hit the hay in about 20 minutes, I'm off to start. I'll put up a tracker to let you guys know how I'm doing. Wish me luck!


Quote of the Day: "If a story is in you, it has got to come out."

- William Faulkner


9 comments:

Jill Ann said...

Happy reminder from Jill! You have 2 kidnappings scheduled for tomorrow: 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Be prepared! ;)

Karen Hoover said...

So, in other words, not only is my time being stolen, but I'M being stolen as well! lol Can't wait!

jenica said...

yay for nanowrimo! you can totally do it!

Karlene said...

Glad you're back. I've missed your posts.

Karen Hoover said...

Thanks, Jenica and Karlene. I've really missed being here!

Marta O. Smith said...

Glad you're back, Karen!

Candace Salima (LDS Nora Roberts) said...

Good luck, Karen. I'll check in on you often.

April said...

Good luck, Karen, and welcome back! I've been busy too...sometimes life just gets in the way. And I am longing for the months immediately following Christmas. January through about March slow down a bit for me and I can't wait! Is that selfish?

G. Parker said...

Yeah! So how are you doing with your word count?