You Know You're in the midst of Nano when ...
You quietly get dressed, being careful not to wake your partner, and go downstairs early in the morning to write... only to discover that your partner is downstairs typing away.
When you have a problem at home, work, or school and wonder what would my MC do?
When you start answering questions as your characters instead of yourself.
When you spend all day typing and then wonder where your day went.
When you start telling your family, "Sorry, I can't mow the lawn. I'm supposed to be writing."
Figment: Twist, the dive-bombing leopard gecko
When the need for sleep becomes your greatest enemy.
After spending over ten hours at write-ins, you get up the next morning eager to write.
You have no idea what to write, so you just sit down writing and the words immediately come to you.
When you feel guilty for choosing to clean instead of choosing to write.
The pizza place messes up your carryout order and you have to wait. You can't stop obsessing over how many words you could have written in those extra 30 minutes.
You get annoyed for having to play witness for a Cub Scout/Boy Scout ceremony thing for a grand total of five minutes and tell your father he's going to owe you big time for losing you your precious writing time, then growl like your MC would when he just laughs. Seriously-my reaction: Just like Kila's. Epicness-well, my dad didn't stop laughing for a while....
Or when you start speaking like your MCs/in their language during Spanish........hey, I wasn't speaking English! So I technically wasn't breaking the rule......
On Monday morning, you can't remember why you're not heading off to a coffee shop or library with your laptop. Yes, I'm still "recovering" from Saturday.
When you can't quite figure out where to go next, so you talk to your dog about your "theories".
You lie awake at night, partly because you need to work through your new Great Idea and partly because you've doubled your usual caffeine intake.
you do anything you can to motivate yourself to write another 100 or 200 words right now!
Post a new comment:
There are currently 44619 users online.