“Words Remaining: 50,000”

Click to see details - At my starting line

G brought me into Nanowrimo two years ago. I don’t know whether to thank her or to blame her.

Ever since then, we get restless when November comes.

For 30 straight days we’ll be writing like mad men. The house will be in a mess: beds unmade, dishes in the sink, and junk food on the table.

No one checks on us but our phantom selves. No one to complain to, when we struggle, but the phantom me and my phantom kids, with pockets under our eyes.

It ain’t easy to climb that hill in the graph. Last year, I failed (but my kids made it!)

This year, it is a hill of 130,000 words that the three of us will attempt to climb, starting today.

    • Gwen
    • November 2nd, 2011

    Yay Xin and family! I’m so glad all of you are doing it and I’m sending you productive hill-climbing vibes all the way across the ocean…

  1. So impressed that you, as well as the boys are writing the novels in a month. I’ve always found the idea intriguing. In my mind, probably more difficult to accomplish than running a marathon!

      • Xin
      • November 11th, 2011

      All of us are struggling. We are all behind during the week, then we make up during the weekend. It is tough, but it is one of those amazing experiences that we will remember.

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