Monday, November 3, 2008

And Now, For Something Completely Different

Instead of posting a writing sample (of which there is far too little, frankly), I thought I'd post a little something else I've been writing, to avoid writing NaNoWriMo stuff.

With apologies to Jeff Foxworthy, I present:

You Might Be Doing NaNoWriMo If:
  • You plan to drink 87 gallons of coffee during November.
  • Every snippet of conversation you hear or take part in is potential novel fodder.
  • You know the location of every coffee shop within a 30 mile radius – and which ones have free wi-fi.
  • You’ve noticed people staring at you as you mutter and scribble in your notebook, which is your constant companion.
  • You own an AlphaSmart.
  • You know what an AlphaSmart is.
  • You know people by their NaNo screen names rather than their real names.
  • You don’t know what date it is, but you can tell anyone what your word count goal is for the day.
  • You have regular conversations with the writing critics in your head. Maybe sometimes you win.
Feel free to leave your own additions in the comments... these are just the ones I've thought of in the last couple of days.


webchyk said...

You Might Be Doing NaNoWriMo If:

you are reading lisa's blog and laughing knowingly albeit maniacally when a sudden crash in your basement interrupts your solitary reverie. startled but not at all intimidated, you creep to the kitchen and find the largest ginsu knife you own then stealthily make your way to the basement steps, barely daring to breathe.

(how many words is that? lessee. word count. 53. ok.)

you glance to your left. then you glance to your right.

(ten more. that makes 63. only 1637 to go for my word count today. gah. i'm never gonna make it to the end of november.)

oh. where was i? that's right. posting to lisa's blog. um...yeah. nanowrimo. in a word: rawks.



Jenn said...

if you have stopped speaking in contractions

if your children are searching for you and you are hiding in your closet hoping the battery on your laptop holds out for just 500 more words and that your children will leave you alone for the same.