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Holy Nano, Batman!


batmanIt’s official, I am REALLY freaking out. Today is November 27. NaNoWriMo ends November 30. I MUST finish my 50,000 words. I really really really really must. (Hey, there’s a technique I hadn’t thought of to up my word count, repeat unnecessary words multiple times for effect, or maybe not).

I have my flying pig socks on (for optimism), I have my leggings on (for comfort) and I have my NaNoWriMo hoodie on for warmth and writerly inspiration. I keep typing, but it’s like that giant plate of spaghetti… there’s still so much more to go!

Okay, I need to snap out of it. I’m home alone (well, the puppy is here to cheer me on) and I have no excuses. School is closed today, I’ve already done the Thanksgiving and Hanukkah shopping (that’s a weirdness all its own), and I have no reason not to crank out the words. So, why am I here? Because I don’t know how to fit all the parts together! It’s turned into this big messy thing that I’m not quite sure how to manage. Yes, I’m still following my story line, but I’m not quite sure how to move from one point to another in a way that makes sense. I may just have to forego sense for the time being, and JUST WRITE.

Phew. I think that’s out of my system. Now I need to grab a drink, let the dog out, and hammer away at the old keyboard. Super jealous of my fellow NaNo writers who have finished your 50,000. I’ll be there soon, really I will, just 8,000ish words to go.

Author: BulgingButtons

I'm a middle aged woman doing the things that middle aged women do and trying not to beat myself up. I'm living the life I choose with the man I love, the grown up son who impresses me all the time, and the most adorable pup ever rescued from the euthanasia list. We live in the heat of the Southwest, where I regularly sweat through my Lane Bryant bras.

8 thoughts on “Holy Nano, Batman!

  1. JUST WRITE! You can work out the organizing of it later! I am cheering you on, BB! You can do it! 🙂 By the way, Happy Thanksgivakkuh! 🙂

  2. I may be in Barbados but imagine me right there with you offering lots of support and encouragement because YOU CAN DO IT! Write those words down; then we can make sense of them after. So let’s go go go go (yup, using the same word more than once does seem to work … or maybe not).

  3. You’ve got this all wrapped up! Just keep the vision of the finish line in your mind and see yourself celebrating!

  4. Best wishes on your task! I wish I had even a glimmer of an idea for NaNoWriMo and I wish even more it were not during bulb planting month!

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