Wednesday, October 22, 2008


Nine days until NaNo starts.

I've got half my research done. It seems like every time I research something – There is another thing that pops up!

I printed off the fifty-five single-spaced pages (of seemingly useless info) I have so far. Then I sat down, hole punched them and attacked it with three different sized sticky notes -- all to make some sense out of what I'm doing.

I’m still not there.

This is the biggest project I've ever taken on. Can I do it?

Historical accuracy? Do I really need that? Can't I just make stuff up? Wouldn't it be just as good?



There’s a reason I’m doing this for NaNo:

(1) I can push through without thinking about it.
(2) At 50 thousand words, I’ll know whether or not I can pull it off.
(3) If I can’t, I’ve only wasted a month.

So… we’ll see.


And to all my fellow Okinawa peeps… I’d really like to do NaNo with someone. I know, you’re all laughing… I’m just saying, I’m going to be lonely sitting in a coffee shop every night by myself. Don’t you feel sorry for me? Isn’t there one person who wants to at least try? I can bribe you… I’ll buy you a coffee!


  1. I am happy to let you bribe me with coffee... but I would only be there for moral support.

  2. omg! people prepare for nano?! i just jump in and start writing. who knew?

  3. I like the way you said "a" coffee. At the price of Starbucks over there, I completely understand. Heh

  4. Good luck with NaNo! I thought about doing it, but decided I need to learn more about slowing down than speeding up...heh.

    If I lived in Okinawa and drank coffee, that would be a very tempting offer though.

  5. Well 8 days till NaNo and only 21 days for my new found fun (most likely more cause we are on an Island with no Best Buy). Looks like we both have countdowns LOL. Love you


  6. OMG nine days? Is it that soon?

    Have fun with your research! I've done a lot of reading online for mine but I've made no attempt to organize it into more than an outline and a few notes.



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