‘Twas the Night before NaNoWriMo

If you follow me on facebook, you already know that once again NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) has taken over my life and with great joy I have allowed it to (as will 200,000+ around the world!)! Here was my creativity before I jumped into my third historical novel “Sir Michael’s Mayhem.”  So for the sake of silliness. . .

‘Twas the night before NaNo and all over the world

Fingers were stretching to write their first words.

Computers were warmed up and coffee mugs did appear

For NaNoWriMo was finally here.

50,000 words in thirty days

Madcap writing and lives in a craze

To keep up with that word count dost

To be considered a “winner” at any cost.

Word widgets and badges and guilt monkeys galore,

A Viking, a ninja, throw those in and more!

Without warning plot bunnies might strike

But we must keep writing till November 30th at midnight.

So why do we do it? This made dash to write?

When we put the rest of our lives on the back burner each night?

Because there’s a deadline and everyone has a story,

Only some of us quit when the going gets gory.

So press on to the winner circle, my Wrimo friends!

It’s the only way that this month should ever end!

And I’ll celebrate with you as we collapse in a heap,

Rubbing our carpel tunnel wrists as we fall fast asleep.

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3 thoughts on “‘Twas the Night before NaNoWriMo

  1. Best wishes on meeting your goal. I’m revising a book and I have a personal goal of getting it completed by Nov. 30. Since I have almost completely changed the plot, it’s like starting from scratch.

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    • I pray you have success with that! I have a major rewrite to do on a novel I wrote this summer – waiting till November is done before tackling that! I find that first major rewrite changes a lot of things in a book – and usually for the better. It’s always an adventure though – I hope you enjoy the process!

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