NaNoWriMo Diary: Day One

Ah, it’s that time of year again: National Novel Writing Month! The challenge to write 50,000 words in 30 days always charges up my creative brain cells. As usual, my plot took several path twists as I rushed headlong into the flurry of typing without thinking–a sort of ‘stream of consciousness’ style that Stephen King does so well. I’m not sure the style really helps me in the long run, but it nudges ideas from the corners of my brain while cleaning out the cobwebs left by the spidery weavings of last year’s NaNo.

So far today, I’ve spewed out about 2500 words–ten pages. I have a long, long way to go! Since our dachshund Sam needed a quick visit to our local vet this morning, I added a request for a bath (oh, he smells so nice now!) and a nail trim, which bought me time enough to lay in some groceries for the November marathon. We’re now fully stocked with coffee, chocolate, and Ibuprofen. That ought to do it.

If you’re part of NaNoWriMo this year, please add me as a writing buddy (WriteSister is the username). I’d love to be one of your cheerleaders, and I could certainly use plenty of my own! Cheers to all who are braving the word blizzard. And many thanks to all who are kind enough to keep me in your prayers. More tomorrow. Ta for now.