NaNoWriMo: Social Suicide

Hi, guys. As some of you may already know, I’ve signed on to participate in NaNoWriMo this year. The basic premise is to write a 50,000-word novel during the month of November.

Crazy, huh?

To this end I plan to be pretty much in hibernation when I’m not in class or rehearsing with Men’s Chorale. This is unfortunately going to include Thanksgiving break when I see my family. More practically, if you see me in real life, I’m probably busy. (Particularly if I’m wearing a random hat. I don’t usually wear hats.) So please do not disturb.

To cut down on my slacking time, I’m also implementing one serious rule:

No Internet after 12:00 PM (that’s midday) until I’ve completed my word count quota for that day.

The one exception is homework, but if you see me online on AIM or Facebook, send me a message to GET OFF. To which I’ll respond with a sheepish “yes” or a boastful “Ha! I wrote 2000 words today! What did you do, sleep?”

To which a reply of “yes” would probably put me in my place. I anticipate losing a lot of it.

The practical point to get out of this is that if you send me an e-mail or Facebook message/wall post, there is no guarantee I’ll get back to you at all during November. More likely, it’ll take me until the weekend. If you’re lucky I’ll get you “tomorrow morning”.

Joining me on this crusade (actually it’s more the other way around) are Alice, Vicky, Candace, and Shirley here in Berkeley, and Flora, Kellie, Ivy, and (?) Caroline back at CHS. If you want to try your hand at something amazing, well, you can sign up all through November. Other than that, wish us luck, and we’ll appear, tired but triumphant in December, with a 50,000-word story in our…hard drives.

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