Full disclosure: I don’t have tea today, I have coffee. Cappuccino to be exact. This is because I have a deadline and deadlines require coffee. It’s T minus five days until NaNoWriMo. I’m not sure what the T in that equation stands for. Time maybe? Someone Google that please and get back to me.
I’m a little bit terrified. Okay, not really. Not much scares me these days. Maybe the wasp that’s been clinging to the curtain in the front room, periodically flying up to the ceiling then back to the curtain. But not much else. I know who I am. I know who drives my bus and fear doesn’t generally play a part in my life. But that said, I’m a little terrified. It’s now October 16th. This means that NaNoWriMo starts in just over two weeks. I’m not ready. I’m not prepared. I don’t have an outline. And those 3 x 5 index cards I started at the workshop I attended last Friday? I don’t have a full set yet!
I have my cup of tea. I have ideas. And I have an apology. Well, more an explanation as I doubt any of you have been spending time thinking, “Wonder how’s Sue getting on with that writing thing?” and “I’ll be so ticked off if she’s not doing what she said she would, even if she’s not blogging about it.” Anyway, I haven’t been writing. I haven’t even been…gasp…reading for over a week.
Over the coming weeks you’re going to see a lot less of me here. Now don’t think for a moment that means I’m not continuing on this path towards my goal. I will continue to spend approximately one hour a day, five days a week preparing for NaNoWriMo. But I anticipate that will look different that it has these past 28 days. Well frankly, I don’t actually know what that’s going to look like. But rather than working on a piece and telling you in these posts how it’s going, I’ll need to be getting on with the work of preparing for November.