NaNoWriMo 2008 is ALMOST HERE! My deliberation on writing 50,000 words in November of 2008?

It’s been a long time since i’ve written here and alot has happened. I’ve started pinging a few of my friends to see if I can con.. ahem… persuade them into doing NaNoWriMo with me this year (misery loves company!) but it looks like MAYBE one of the many dozens fell for… ahem… i mean is supporting and joining me in my cause! 🙂

Even then, I have really been contemplating whether I should even attempt to do so this year. Last year was my first year and there were definite high’s and low’s. So i’ve really started giving this some serious thoughts.

I’m in the process of buying a house and should close on it at the end of November (Yes… a major reason why i’m thinking of not doing it this year). That means that November will be spent packing, making arrangements with mortgage brokers, trying to read long, legalize documents asking for my limbs if i don’t pay my mortgage, and I will be generally going crazy.

Also, since last year I have been working at a new job which is very demanding. Every day I spend 2-4 hours on the phone and I work the hours of 10am to 7pm! Over the last 4 months it has knocked me off of my workout routines because I am just too emotionally spent to want to do anything after or BEFORE work!

Another thing, my daughter is looking at Universities and wants to go to Ohio in mid November to check it out since she has been accepted there and offered a partial scholarship! (Go daughter!) So in the middle of all this hell, going through “closing”, and trying to live my life I will need to take 3-4 days to do this as well!

Then there is Football (i’m in a fantasy league with my NY buddies!), Thanksgiving Holiday, and life and not to mention my significant other who I am sure will be complaining that I am not spending enough time with her!!!

So after serious deliberation… it is with a very sad heart that I must say aloud and acknowledge… that… “Your DAMN SKIPPY that i’m STILL going to attempt to write a novel this year!!!” 😀

Yes… i know… it is insane and it makes no kind of sense… BUT I am a [wannabee] writer! Sense has nothing to do with it, it is in my nature and that is why I must do it! (As the drowning scorpion said to the frog who was just stung!!!)

The good thing is… no amount of “I told you so…” will reach my deaf ears! I can already see myself, nearly weeping from sheer exhaustion at 3am in my quest to finish 50,000 words and having no one to spit my venom at but myself!!! Even so… this won’t stop me from going for it!

So I salute the defiant spirit in us all! Wish me luck!!!

Wevmax – NaNoWriMo 2008!