If I could just run away or hide out for a month ....

Yes, a long title, but here I am 3 days before November slowly filling with anticipatory dread.


Because like some foolish child whose eyes were bright with wonder, I signed up for NaNoWriMo.

I was partially inspired by Ingrid who apparently survived last years NaNoWriMo. And partly because of an over inflated sense of my own grandeur and the desire to write something outstanding.

Now, I just stand (sit, actually) here and wonder what in the world am I going to write 50,000 words about, during the month of November. sigh.

I have no ideas (well, not practical ones, anyway), no plot, no focus, no direction, no plan - sort of the way I live my life.

Will the Muses not take pity on me?
Calliope. Erato. Melpomene. Polyhymnia. Thalia.
Will none of you fly to my aid?

I have ruled out doing something Doctor Who themed - even if the new series was fantastic!

Official NaNoWriMo 2005 Participant


Well, from everything I've seen you are an excellent writer, so I'm sure you'll do fine. Do let us know what topic you decide to write on though. :)
Lunafish said…
I had seen the NaNoWriMo info as well and had a big fantansy about adding my name to the list. I think it is great that you did it. That is a huge number of words. If we don't hear from you for a while we will know what happened.
Richard said…
I'm not sure I have any topic in mind. Currently, I'm mulling something '20,000 Leagues Under the Sea', 'Robur the Conqueror' and 'Master of the World' like.

Yeah, I'm a big Jules Verne fan.

Hey Lunafish, it is still not too late to join (you too MIO).
Oh wow! I admire your courage. I have always love to write but i never dared take the challenge. 50,000 words mean I really do need to pour my entire heart and soul into this and at this point in time, I m not sure if I can afford the time.

Way to go Richard! You have my utmost support! :)
Richard said…
Elvina, you know you write oodles of words on your blog. All you would have to do is turn a small portion of your prolific output toward NaNoWriMo.

I don't think it would be a big stretch for you.

Here I am, first day, still thinking about what to write. sigh.
ingrid said…
(: !!!Yaaay Richard!!! :)
Richard said…
Thanks for the cheer, Ingrid!!!

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