Back to writing - or at least in less than a month, I have to be ready to hit the keyboard hard for National Novel Writing Month.
What's that? In November, a lot of people worldwide set a personal challenge to write a novel during the month. For the math-minded among us, that's 50,000 words in 30 days, or average 1,667 words a day.
I can't let silly things like contractors losing keys to my house or the power cord to my printer distract me! And this year should be a welcome change because I didn't have power in 2012 due to Sandy. I wrote longhand by the light of candles and my hand-cranked flashlight (like Vanna has) while I sat in the kitchen watching the stove while I heated the house with steam to keep me and my pets toasty. Then I scrambled Thanksgiving weekend to type it all up so I'd have word count to stick in the validation tool.