Tuesday, November 1, 2011

PennyNoWriMoFoSho



Here we go again....another writing challenge. Someone decided to make November the month to pack in a 50,000 word novel...NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). Which could be a cool concept, except for a few small details....

You know. That day with the turkey and cranberry sauce and stuffing and stuff?

Not only do Americans get to commemorate the Pilgrims and the Native Americans getting together and eating stuff, but the American school system has decided that this holiest of holidays warrants its own "Break".....as in, Thanksgiving Break. As in....the kids are home. Screaming. Yelling. Using the computer. Begging for candy. Inviting over their friends.

As in.....there is no way in holy hell I am getting a 50,000 word novel written this month. Add on Veteran's Day holiday, and a professional day off from school, and you're left with lots of screaming children at home.

Now, I'm sure that there are writers who are able to block out the shrieking and write something worthy of publication. I can't even write a grocery list with Nickelodeon blaring in the background, Britney blaring on itunes, boys screaming in the basement as they kill virtual zombies, and my daughter and her friends having a dance party in the living room.

Then again, I'm not sure what month would be optimal for this challenge. March actually looks pretty good. It's a boring month, and the kids are forced to go to school.

I have decided that this is the month that I am going to rekindle my writing, but my challenge is much mo easier than NaNoWriMo. More like PenNoWriSoMo, instead....PenWriSlowMo. How about that one? How about.....20,000 words? That might be a good goal? How about....have some fun? I like it!

Well, I know fosho that November will include lots of turkey dishes, family squabbles, my daughter's adoption day celebration, and probably some writing.

This I KnoFoSho.

Happy Writing, Everyone!

SoShoI'mKo,
Pen

11 comments:

KB/KT Grant said...

This will be my 4th year of Nanowrimo. Not sure if I can reach the 50k because of everything and the sun being thrown at me, but I'll try my best.

Fosho all the way!

Penelope said...

KB--I'm impressed! You manage to crank out quite a number of books. For example, I am averaging one book every two years. You are averaging 10 books a year? Or something ridiculous like that. What's your secret?

Amber Skyze said...

I'm doing a shorter Nano too. I'm shooting for 20-25k. I don't want to stress out over not hitting the 50k goal. This is my fifth year. Three years I reached my goal - last year not so much. :)

Penelope said...

Yay, Amber! Let's shoot for 20,000-25,000! And a moist turkey. How about it? I'm in!!!!!

Julia Rachel Barrett said...

NoShitNoNoWriMo. Who has time for this? I barely have time to comment here!
Kids, dogs, husbands, parents, holiday season...
NoNoNoNoNoNoNo.

Penelope said...

He heeee, Julia! MoFoNoNo! NoNoNoNo! (It's a new language!)

Christi Snow said...

Simply have some fun writing...I think that sounds like a PERFECT plan! Good luck, Penny, with the writing this month! smiles....

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Lindsay Kiernan said...

When I first heard that the challenge was in November I too was baffled. It is such a busy month. Then I remembered that every month seems to be 'too busy' of a month for me to get much writing in. That's why I now embrace every November as NaNoWriMo, this is my third year, and it is a great time to quit hemming and hawing over would be plots. It is the time that I dive into my favorite one that I've been thinking about and just make it happen! Kris and I are both in it again this year so get ready for some pep talks whenever you try to slack off! 20,000 sounds like an awesome goal! Keep us updated

Oh and eek! Your blog reminds me of why I don't like 'family' holidays. *cringe* Me, husband, and four pets is plenty crazy for me.

Penelope said...

Ha haa....that was a nice typo! I meant "kick my ass" not "kiss my ass"....hee heeeee.....forgive me, Christi. :^)

Penelope said...

Go, Lindsay! OK....I promise to keep trying for this one.