BUT…..I’m not talking about “nano, nano” as Mork from Mork & Mindy would always say. What a shame, such a fine piece of our culture is off the air, and without reruns no less.
Today is the official start of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) for all who dare. I am going to take the plunge and attempt to write a 50,000 word novel by the month’s end. We’re talking roughly 1667 words per day to stay on track. I’m pleased to report that with only 4 hours left in the first day, I have written…….nothing. The stress of figuring out what to write and where to begin, just swallowed me up today.
I started thinking about my blog writing. How could I do both? I had to figure it out. I couldn’t disappoint my 8 followers. Lord knows I had to beg them to read this. And yes, the money I owe you all is on the way.
The pressure was so bad…..I forced myself to visit friends and partake in their coffee. Then, I made myself purchase Halloween decorations (50% off). There’s nothing like a 12 foot zombie to clear one’s head. After the torture of shopping, I took a trip to the Burger King drive thru, where I proceeded to call myself a fat bitch, who needs to exercise, while eating my 1968 calories worth of God knows what. As I drove home, feeling the grease consume my every pore, I realized something. I don’t know what
the fuck I’m going to write. I don’t know if it’s going to be total crap or just half-crap. The beauty is, I never know what the fuck I am going to write. AND….what I write now is probably mostly crap or half-crap on a good day. Who cares? No one said it had to be great. I just have to make the word count. AND….maybe in the end, it might be worth a read. If not, we can always use it when we run out of toilet paper.