Thursday, October 05, 2006

NaNoWriMo (

National Novel Writing Month is coming!

Every year I grapple with the idea of doing it. I don't remember the first year I tried....maybe 2001? For whatever reason, the idea of writing a 50,000 word "novel" in a month intrigues me.

Yet, each time I've tried, I failed. I signed up several years in a row, and I know I didn't even bother last year. Sadly, as much as I want to write, I am not a creative person. Now Wife, she's a creative person! I've tried to talk her into it for several years, and she refuses to try. Which saddens me, because I believe she's capable of the next great American novel. OK, maybe not by doing 50,000 words in a month, but I believe she's capable. I think she's capable of a lot of things. The problem is, I think she lives by the motto that I claim to live by, "you can't fail if you don't try." (honestly, the motto I live by "it's much more work to try than not to try....", but I digress). I really believe that wife is afraid of failing, and is therefore doesn't take the risk.

But, this isn't about Wife, it's about me. I love NaNoWriMo. I want to do it so badly. But yet, I know that there are a million other things I have to do with my time in November instead of trying to write a novel. Sigh. Good luck to all of you who are going for it!

Other random thoughts while I'm awake and typing:
  • I'm so glad it's Fall -- those who know me best know I love cold weather. My favorite two seasons are Winter (first) and Fall (second). So I love when September 20 (21, 22, I can't remember exactly which day it is) comes around and Fall is here! I love the shorter days and the cold nights. I will, however, admit that I actually didn't mind this past summer so much. I think it was a mix of the fact that it was some what mild and, having lost 75 pounds, I was much more comfortable, even on the hotter days. When I could, I would even take a lawn chair to the top of the parking garage and lay out in the son. Didn't get to do it as often as I would've liked.
  • Exercise -- I've been going to the gym. With such a massive amount of weight loss, I now have to do some toning. Wife has said some, um, not encouraging things about the way I look, so I need to build some muscle. I'm really not looking to do more than tone, though. I don't want to be big and bulky.
  • OK, I've run out of randomness....hmmmm

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