As a reward, I ordered myself a NaNoWriMo hoodie. What is NaNoWriMo? This quote is from the website: "National Novel Writing Month is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to novel writing. Participants begin writing November 1. The goal is to write a 175-page (50,000-word) novel by midnight, November 30." I signed up a couple of weeks ago; since then, I have learned that my brother, Eric, who wears many hats, including this one,
and my friend, Stephanie, of Red Clay Diaries fame, have also made the commitment. I find it fascinating that none of us knew what the others were doing--cue the theme from The Twilight Zone--and I am delighted I'm not in it alone. If any of you decide to participate, my username is pamasberry. Please add me as your friend!
Anyway, I am going to follow the rules to the letter, meaning I will be starting a new novel from scratch on November 1st--wearing my new hoodie, of course! That leaves me with just a few more days to work on my current project, which I will return to on December 1st, just days before my online Advanced Novel Writing class (by invitation only!) is scheduled to begin. Woo hoo!