A week from this Sunday is the beginning of NaNoWriMo 2009.
I’ll be spending six hours in the car that day. 😛 Phil and I will be visiting friends in West Virginia, who just finished building their new house. We haven’t seen them in awhile so I’m excited to visit. A little sad that I’ll be in the car so long on the first day of NaNo–and my 25th birthday–but such is life.
I’ve decided I’ll either stay up late getting my word count in or get up early–or both. I may try to type some in the car, but motion sickness probably will prevent me from doing that for too long, as well as the fact that my laptop battery lasts about 30 minutes before dying.
It’ll all work out though. I’ll get my word count in that day if it means losing a few hours of sleep.
I’m aiming for a daily count of 3000 words. If I do that, I should be able to finish my first draft in the month. I’m not sure if I’ll be able to do that, as I tend to get incredibly unfocused around the 2200-2300 mark. We’ll see!
I’m also a co-ML for the Dayton region for NaNoWriMo. I met with our area ML last night (who’s also part of our critique group–essentially it was a critique group meeting sans critique) and we planned out where we’ll have our write-ins for the month. I called Books and Company, a local bookstore, to see if we can set up some write-ins there, but I had to leave a message for the person who coordinates that. Not sure if we’ll be able to get any scheduled times or not since it’s a little late, but we’ll try.
Also figured out that I’ll probably be an ML for the area next year as our current one is being relocated to L.A. in late December/January. There are a couple of others that can help me next year too…at least I hope so!
Anyway, if you’re participating in NaNo, are you prepared for it to begin? Do you plan on attending any write-ins? I’m curious 🙂