#NaNoWriMo: It means I’m going to be busy. Maybe you can help?

So, you know I’ve been working on a book… for, like, 2 years. I mean, not always working on it for 2 years. More like I really worked on it about 2 years ago, then I’ve added a couple paragraphs every few months ever since.

Anyway, I’m ready to be done with it. I want 2012 to be about revisions, editing (oh, there will be MUCH editing), and hopefully pitching, and maybe even finding an agent. I don’t want 2012 to be about writing it.

I heard about NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month)Β last week, and on November 1st I said to hell with it, I’m in. I’ve committed to writing 1,675 words a day in the month of November. My goal is to be done with this book by December 1st (well, at least the first draft).

I write well over 1,675 words a day between my posts here, my tweets, emails, and freelance projects. It shouldn’t be hard, but it will mean some of those things will have to take a back seat. My posts here will likely be be brief, lots of pictures, fewer words, and lots of Mommy Truths.

Actually, I think I’d like to open my Mommy Truths series up to guest submissions. If you’ve got a funny or sweet mommy truth to share (or daddy truth!), send it my way. Jill at babyrabies dot com.

Please title it Mommy Truth (or Daddy Truth) so that I can quickly filter it into the right folder.
Please keep it non-judgemental.
Please keep it brief (think Tweet length, 140 characters-ish).
Please don’t get upset if I don’t publish it right away or get back to you right away.
Please understand I may not be able to publish it at all.
Please include your blog url if you’d like me to link it back to you, but you don’t have to have a blog to submit one.

No need to format it. I can do that. Just send me the typed out “truth.”

You all never fail to crack me up and make me smile, so I can’t wait to read what you submit!

Thanks for all your help and support.

  • Vi Nguyen - I love your Mommy Truths segment! Gotta think of some good ones to send you πŸ˜€ReplyCancel

  • molly - You book is on my imaginary wish list πŸ™‚

    I feel a 2012 blogger book deal blitz coming on.ReplyCancel

  • Shari - I’m stuck in the Land of Edits for my current manuscript, so I’m not doing NaNo this year (even though I want to write again SO BADLY), but I always love cheering on others who are participating. Have so much fun with it, and best of luck!! πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

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  • Veronica - That is awesome! You can do it!ReplyCancel

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