Friday, December 3, 2010

Things I Learned From NaNo and Other Exciting News!

I won! Yay!!

So. NaNo is over and tonight I cleaned my apartment for the first time in a month. Let me just say...ew.
NaNo was one of the hardest things I've ever done because so much that could go wrong (besides my plot) went wrong.
BUT. I learned some stuff along the way.

1. YES. I can.

2. Consumption of beer is good for creativity.

3. Consumption of excessive amounts of wine is BAD for creativity. Well, it's REEEEAAALLLY good for it but not the next day when you open up your document and think to yourself, 'WTF is this crap? Who broke into my Word and typed up this nonsense???'

4. No one ever took this as seriously as I did so I was struggling to find writing time because I was too nice to turn down shopping/drinking/wedding offers. Because I didn't know how to express just HOW IMPORTANT this was to me.
Live and learn, I suppose.

5. I write best at the kitchen table with a cup of tea and complete silence all around me.

6. I am able to stay up until 5 AM and still make it through work the next day. Yay me. I might have fallen asleep on the floor in someone else's office but....(yes. This happened.)

A lot went wrong during the month of November but I can't wait until next year!

In other news:

I am SO EXCITED to participate in the second annual No Kiss Blogfest on January 2, 2011!! Last year's was a blast and I can't wait to do it again.

Head over to Frankie's page to sign up! Or if you don't want to sign up, be sure to bookmark her page so that you can read everyone else's posts!

And now that November is over...I can't wait to start reading again! :)


  1. I'm so glad you've found your footing again:)

  2. Bahahahaha! That's hilarious! I probably would've fallen asleep in someone's office pretty willingly.

  3. Congratulations! I won this year as well! I found that alcohol is very bad for my creativity, especially during sex scenes.

  4. Congrats on the nano win! I love nano - it really gives me a kick in the creativity department! :)

  5. Congratulations!! It's always a terrific accomplishment. Wish I could drink beer, but it always makes me really sick. Even the smell can turn my stomach. Wine, on the other hand...

  6. I say there is nothing wrong with a little (er, a lot) of wine. Sometimes. But it does come with consequences...or maybe laughter...and a hangover.

  7. Candace-Thank you. :)

    Tina-I would like to say it was sheer exhaustion, but I do this on a regular basis. And...I snore.

    Hannah-I actually wrote a sex scene I never intended to include while I was will probably not be in the final version!

    Jemi-Thank you! And yes! I'm excited for the rewrite...I already know so much I want to improve on.

    Carol-Thank you! And I adore wine...We are total BFFs. But I only allow myself to drink it at home because I can't control myself after only a glass! It's a problem.

    Samantha-Wine makes me drunker than ANYTHING. It's kind of ridiculous. :)

  8. Congrats on your NaNo success!!! Way to go you! :)