I have discovered something lately. I simply can not stay up late at night anymore without copious amounts of coffee on hand.
I have come to the painful, if somewhat obvious conclusion that I may not be as young as I used to be.
Of course my other persona is a writer of speculative fiction so I suppose I could always write my way into a world where they have 36 hour days, 10 day weeks and 15 month years!
Nah… that wouldn’t work either. I’d just fill that schedule too.
Where am I going with this you’re asking yourself…
Well, if you read my last post, you’ll know that I have decided to throw my hat into the ring again with NaNoWriMo.
Yep. I really am certifiable. But then, aren’t most writers?
I mean we hear voices in our heads and we talk back – sometimes argue too! Or at least I do.
My characters are always doing stuff I tell them not to – I can’t have that, can I? There would be chaos all over.
And apparently those of us who participate in NaNoWriMo have just a little extra crazy.
I’m OK with that.
Especially once I figured out that most authors write more than 50,000 words in a month. When you count the first draft of a manuscript, edits on the one you turned in three months ago, blog posts, interviews and social media stuff – that’s WAY more than 50,000.
So if I’m crazy, I must be absolutely normal!
Have a GREAT night!
I’m going back to work!