NaNoWriMo 2017 or “How I Plan to Drive Myself Insane in 30 days or less”

1666 words per day. Every day. For 30 days.

What do I do first?

  1. Visit the site. Don’t sign up. Not yet. But there’s a Google Calendar. I can do that.
  2. There’s a YouTube Channel? I’ll watch a few for inspiration. Nope. Not happening. Couldn’t make it through a single one. I tried 3. If I do NaNoWriMo, I think what I’ll do along with it is a podcast or a YouTube channel. If only to share what I think about all of this.
  3. Flair? What’s flair? Fancy stuff for social media? For me to turn my nose up to social media would be, in a word, stupid. But that’s a lot of work. And for some reason, it feels weird announcing to everyone that I’m doing this. But I’m blogging about it now, so isn’t THAT an announcement?
  4. Virtual Write Ins? Nope. Not for me.
  5. Word Sprints? Nope.
  6. Twitter coaches? I like the idea. Okay. Maybe that. Now following all the coaches
  7. Invite a friend? No. I don’t want to lose any friends over this.
  8. Pep talks? I like that. But I haven’t signed up yet and I don’t like the idea of going to a NaNoWriMo site to update to see the Pep Talks. I don’t want it to be like Facebook or Reddit. Odds though, it probably will. Oh, well.
  9. Word Count App? Nope. I have my fancy spreadsheet that I use for tracking that stuff and I’m sticking to it.
  10. Sponsors? Meh. Dunno. But wait. I haven’t signed up yet. Is there a signup fee for NaNoWriMo? Okay. No. There isn’t. I verified BY SIGNING UP! Damnit. Now I’m a member. Not only am I a member, I typed up a 400 word excerpt.

So – the answer to the question “What do I do first?”

Well, the answer is panic. I’ll figure the rest out later. Wish me luck. Maybe I’ll podcast about it. I don’t want to waste time writing a blog when I should be, well, writing.

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