Okay...so NaNo is two days away and I AM OBVIOUSLY NOT PANICKING. NOT AT ALL. *runs into the street screaming*
Ahem. Yes, perfectly calm. *cough*
I thought it would be fun to do another post about NaNo since that's basically all I can think about right now. And since I'm so experienced (I've actually never done NaNo before but psssh, details), I thought I would enlighten you all with some thoughts I've been having about said insanity.
1.) "I NEED COOKIES."
Every writer who goes into NaNo must be properly stocked up with cookies. How else are we expected to survive writing 1,667 words every day??? (You could also get cake, pie, donuts, or chocolate. Or fruit, if you feel like eating healthy. But eh, you know, sugar = the lifeblood of a writer.)
2.) "Why won't my story behaveeeee? *cries*"
So...for all you plotters out there, I know this has happened to you. NO PLOT. NO IDEAS. IT'S BASICALLY JUST A MESS. I mean, nobody feels ready for NaNo, right? (Unless you're a magical dragon with super plotting abilities.) I THINK WE ALL HAVE BEEN HERE.
...mostly me, because I'm a pantser and therefore know nothing about my book. *dies*
3.) "Okay. I'm REALLY excited! Maybe I'll actually survive!"
Oh, you delusional child. No one survives NaNo. At least...no one survives with their sanity.
(By the way, if you ever have this thought of survival, please rest assured that it is short-lived. It usually goes away within a week of November starting.)
|I'M SORRY, IT'S THE TRUTH.|
4.) "Yesssss, I get to hide away in my hobbit hole and not be social!"
Yeah, this one's definitely a legitimate plus to NaNo. You get to hide away from society for 30 whole days. THIS IS ACTUALLY A REALLY MOTIVATING THOUGHT.
Of course, there's always that one sibling who doesn't get the memo and just hangs around you chatting whenever you write. So you'll most likely have to threaten them with your pet dragon and hope they get the idea.
5.) "I get to torture characters. Mwahahahaha!"
Ah yes. Torturing characters. The one true reason we write. You don't have to necessarily kill them, per se, but it's always fun to throw a few...ahem...obstacles in their path.
If you aren't one of those writers who gains delight from the idea of tormenting characters, then, well...
(Just kidding, you guys are probably just more humane than we are. XD)
6.) "I think I'm already insane."
First of all, yes you are. And second, it will only get worse. Sorry 'bout that.
But don't worry, all writers are insane. Madness and brilliance are two traits that often coincide, you know. JUST EMBRACE THE MADNESS AND DO YOUR THING. Trust me, it will be great.
7.) "I AM SO NOT READY. *collapses*"
*cannot stop watching gif*
Okay, moving on.
News flash: you will never be ready. Double news flash: NO ONE EVER IS. IT JUST COMES WITH NANO. GO WITH IT.
8.) "WAIT. Why did I sign up for this?"
Um, because you are a smart human bean, obviously. (Or just crazy, but hey, they're one and the same.) Writing 50k in a month is soooo muuuuch fuuuuun.
...I hope. *coughity cough*
9.) "I need to stock up on allllllll the things."
Like cake. And fuzzy blankets. And sleep because you won't get any. AND FOOD AND WATER BECAUSE THE APOCALYPSE IS COMING.
Ahem. Yeah, better safe than sorry. *raids grocery store for emergency supplies*
10.) "IT'S PARTY TIME!"
YES, IT IS. As terrifying as the thought of NaNo is, I think we can all agree that it's also super exciting. I CANNOT WAIT FOR THE INSANITY!