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NaNoWriMo 2011: Day 1.

Lots done, lots more to do. The first day of NaNoWriMo has come and gone. At the stroke of midnight, I got writing. In a little over an hour and a half I had just under 1700 words in the bank. When I got home this evening I added another 1300 to bring my day one total to 3000 words.

As is usual for me, my inner editor and critic was shouting No! and Is this the best you can do? My answer to them is Yes! and No! If NaNoWriMo was all about quality rather than quality, it would be called NaNoWriYear.

 

Crazy: An Ode To NaNoWriMo

Crazy is as crazy does.

But where we would we be without the

BUZZ

Of NaNoWriMo 2010.

Armed with nerve and steeled by

GRIT

Bit by bit,

We’ll wield our pen

For 30 days and 30 nights of madness.

We say we’re prepared.

We say we’re ready.

But nothing will be the same again,

Once we reach the

HEADY

Heights of fifty thousand.

We’re rabbits in headlights.

We’re ducks in the rain.

We’re caffeinated to the gills,

To take away the

PAIN

Of sleepless nights and thoughts of

1,666.

Good luck to one and all.

I hope we succeed and hope we

SURVIVE

To move to a cottage in Devon.

For it is there we’ll recharge,

It is there we’ll lick wounds

And get ready for

2011.