NaNoWriMo and Other Foolishness

Once again, it’s been forever since my last post. I have had some great excuses in the past, but here’s my best one yet: I had a baby. Babies are a lot of work. He doesn’t like to help me blog. Also, something about pregnancy and the first few months of having a baby (okay, the first 18 months in my experience) makes my brain turn to mush. It’s the sleep deprivation, the change in routine, the whole Everything’s-not-about-me thing. It makes it hard to be witty and contribute something meaningful to the world.

Despite the baby thing, I’m going to attempt NaNoWriMo again this year. I have written 5o,000 words in 30 days exactly three times before, so it should be old hat by now. But again, baby. Yes, I’m going to use that as my excuse for everything. I’m not wearing any makeup today either. Okay, I haven’t worn makeup for like two weeks. Baby!

In order to make the NaNoWriMo thing happen, I’ve been plotting my face off. I’m not a plotter. Usually I’m lucky if I have an idea of the beginning, middle, and end. But I just know that without plenty of notes and ideas all ready to go, I’m really going to struggle to get anything written during my baby’s brief periods of not actively needing me.

I’m also still working on my life–all that other stuff. My health, keeping my house clean, not spending money we don’t actually have. I’m still working on all of that crap and, you know what? I’m still making progress. Baby steps. Yeah, sometimes they are backwards steps, but as long as you never quit, you can never fail.

Anywho, I’m off to check on Captain Catnap. (That’s the baby. Try to keep up.) I’ll try to post again before another ten months goes by. That’s right, settin’ goals. What’s up now.

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