Or, as I like to call it, National Novel Writing Month (or NaNoWriMo) fever strikes again.
I’ve taken part in NaNoWriMo for several years. The insane task of writing a 50k novel in 30 days calls to me like a siren. I’ve won it all but one of the times I’ve taken part. You definitely run the risk of completely losing your mind when you try it.
I’ll also admit that not every author works well under the pressure of it. I certainly couldn’t do it every month–once a year is more than enough. All my other novels have taken anywhere from two to six months to write.
So, in honour of the impending doom, here’s a prayer for the battered muses of all who suffer through November madness.
Dear Goddess of NaNoWriMo,
May you keep our pens moving, our coffee cups full, and our ideas flowing.
Keep our foreheads safe from hard surfaces.
Allow our commas to wind up in the correct places.
May they’re, their, and there cease to torment us.
May our loved ones not give up on us.
Help our word counts to grow.
And when the clock strikes midnight on November 30th–let our novels have hit at least 50,000 words.
Your thankful and fearful novelist.
Are you taking part in NaNo this year? Have you plotted out your ideas or are you pantsing it? I’m going for a mix of pantsing and plotting. I wish you all luck.
*I may have played a little too much Assassin’s Creed: Origins this weekend and gotten a bit caught up in the prayers to Egyptian Gods and Goddesses. lol