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Here’s to a month of crazy, manic writing

This is going to be a quick one.

Somehow, I lost my mind two weeks ago and signed up to join NaNoWriMo 2012 for the first time. It’s a goal of mine to publish at least one novel in my lifetime, and I figured, what better time to start than NOW?

Thing is, I’ve forever been starting a new novel, but never get around to actually finishing it.

SO. 50,000 words in 30 days = 1667 words a day. Talk about a mind fart. I officially started last Thursday afternoon by jotting down a couple of words in my little notebook, then switched to typing on my iPhone’s Evernote application. You could say that I was distracted, as I had white sand between my toes and could hear the lure of the gentle waves of the beach. I managed to write what I later discovered what was almost a thousand words — a whole first chapter.

That was November 1. Since then, I’ve only written a handful of sentences, when I should be nearing 6,667 words by now.

Then I discovered that there’s such a thing as NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month). I have to ask, is this really legit? And here I thought I had enough on my writing plate, what with struggling to complete a whole novel in a month, looking for a part-time writing gig and applying for writing classes.

This month’s going to be epic.

Now, please excuse me as I attempt to catch up on 5,000+ words for my novel. Anyone else joining the insanity fun?

// I still will post those Boracay photos, no matter what!

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