1666 words per day. Every day. For 30 days.
What do I do first?
- Visit the site. Don’t sign up. Not yet. But there’s a Google Calendar. I can do that.
- 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.
- 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?
- Virtual Write Ins? Nope. Not for me.
- Word Sprints? Nope.
- Twitter coaches? I like the idea. Okay. Maybe that. Now following all the coaches
- Invite a friend? No. I don’t want to lose any friends over this.
- 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.
- Word Count App? Nope. I have my fancy spreadsheet that I use for tracking that stuff and I’m sticking to it.
- 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.