Today is the first day of NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writers Month, and anyone who's anyone is participating. Except me. I feel like such a slacker.
I have good excuses for excusing myself:
- I'll be in Michigan for 2 weeks and my
computer cable doesn't stretch that far
- I'm this close to finishing my first draft and
don't want to lose momentum
- I only have 4 ounces of steam left after this last
push to finish & don't think I can do another
50K words this month
Lame? Maybe. But instead I'm toying with the idea of doing NaFeWriMo - a February version! My friend Jennifer did some research and informed me that '08 is a leap year so there's 29 days instead of the usual 28. That extra day could make all the difference!
By February I should (said while holding breath) be done with one or two rounds of edits and possibly even submitting, so it'll be time for my second book. I kind of want to follow up with another memoir, but we'll see.
Speaking of agents, I read Nathan Bransford's blog every day but rarely post. Yesterday I asked a basic question about genres he represents and he answered right back. Cause for celebration, no? I feel like I'm stalking him, screen capturing every time he responds to something I've said, but he's the one agent I already know I plan to submit to and it's so exciting that he knows I exist! At least in a 'who is this random woman and why does she keep pestering me?' kind of way.
Anyway... To update further on the water issue, we have a little water, enough to wash dishes but not enough to shower or do laundry. Someday...