And Now, For Something Completely Different

I’m going to write a novel in November.


50,000 words. 

National Novel Writing Month, also known as NaNoWriMo or simply NaNo, is a novel-writing challenge that takes place every November. Participants begin writing on November first with a goal of completing a 50,000-word novel from scratch by the end of the month.

I have no idea what I am doing, people.

I’m also going to keep doing my normal training too.

I’m going to be busy.

I’m going to decrease my time spent on the internet.  I will read my emails from my friends. I’m going to try and ignore the others, such as the digest from the Ultra List-and all the miscellaneous offers and new Twitter followers I get.

In order to streamline my time to write, certain things have to go. Like Facebook and Twitter.

I rarely twitter. It roars by far too fast for me, on a daily basis. Twitter only works (it seems) for folks who spend their workday at a computer and with internet connection.  That is not me.

Is there a way to go inactive on Twitter?  I rarely use Twitter, I am not on line enough to be a regular Tweeter.  I could just delete the account.  I may go private on Twitter, that might cut down on follows. Which clog up my email. Maybe I should work on figuring out a filter for Yahoo Mail that I could see Twitter follows to.

I do spend a fair amount of time on  Facebook, more lurking than posting. But this is just a mindless time suck, so that is something I can certainly not check, and spend that time at lunch writing.  I need to cull that friend list on FB too.

I am however going to spend some time building my author platform online. If you have questions such as ‘what is an author platform?’, then you can find a useful guide on the Jericho Writers website.

I’ve unsubscribed from a bunch of blogs too.  I will read blogs from a few regular posters, like DC Rainmaker, Endurance Corner, Bitch Cakes, Katy Wydrick, and  irregular posts from friends. It doesn’t hurt to cull the list, especially when I can’t even remember who this person is, or why I am reading their blog posts.

Tips at the helpful forum at NaNoWriMo suggest getting up early to write..write on lunch breaks, before work, after work.  All good ideas.  I may get up a few minutes early to get some writing completed.

Okay, enough writing about the writing. I have an outline to work on, seven days to NaNoWriMo!!

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