Where Am I?

It occurs to me that perhaps I should tell you why you're not seeing me around much. No, I haven't fallen into a black hole. Nor have I run away from home, though I have been tempted from time to time.

For the first time, I am attempting NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). It's a daunting prospect, but friends have done it, and they survived. I'm taking heart from that.

It's day five of this thirty-day challenge to write 50,000 words before the month is done. I'm already behind. According to the NaNoWriMo gizmo that one uses to keep track of progress, at my current rate, I'll finish on December 6. Not good. But I also know that of the 256,618 participants (worldwide) in 2011, 36,843 of them crossed the 50K finish line by the deadline. So I won't be alone if I don't make it.

Anyway, this is where I am, and why I'm not coming around to visit much. I'm sitting at my computer, plugging away on my great American novel, which is currently called "Untitled." Wish me luck!

See you in December.


  1. I do wish you luck...what a daunting project. I admire you for taking it on. Meanwhile, I will continue to enjoy you on FB, especially since I agree with everything you post. Ha!

  2. Good luck:-) I decided not to attempt it again this year. November is going to be busy enough.

  3. Wow, I am impressed. I guess I had better kick myself in the butt and at least tackle my archiving project - finally - if you can write that much in a month, surely I can copy poems!!! Way to go, kiddo. As you keep going, you will gain momentum and it will take off by itself. I know you can do it.

  4. best wishes patti....def not easy to do...but i am fairly certain you have the discipline...smiles.

  5. Good luck! One good writing day and you'll be right back on track. You can do it!

  6. I haven't heard of this, but good luck, indeed! What's the link?

  7. There's a lot of "Untitled" out there - most of which will never see the light of day. That said - I can't wait to read yours. After it's titled, of course. And then we'll get it published, right?

  8. I know its not luck that you need, rather fortitude. It is a daunting task you have set & I wish you the best in word flow my friend.

    write, write, write!

  9. Good luck, Patti! (though I'm not sure it's a matter of luck). You are a disciplined writer, a master of words/thoughts/plot lines.

    Enjoy the experience!

  10. Congratulations! I've always wondered if you would try it, Patti. Fiction seems to be your thing.

    I started this year and have only about 30,000 words done. Too many friends and family ill this year and needing help, so I'm not complaining. Glad I'm here with enough energy to be of some use. When things settle down, I'll have my own personal writing month.

    Look forward to reading about your experience and impressions.

    Hang tough ...

    Jamie Dedes

  11. ok. halfway through december - how'd it all work out?

  12. Patti, I do hope you're NaNo went well.

    Stopped by to wish you a happy holiday. Hope all is well with you and yours.



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