National ‘Pretending to be Writing a Novel While Actually Sitting Around Procrastinating’ Month

Hi, remember me? The girl who sometimes posts here, but then disappears for days on end, only to come back and give you some crappy excuse about how she actually had to – gasp! – do some real work for a change?

Yeah, sorry about that.

Anyway, now that I’m back, I’m probably about to disappear again, for The Voice of Temptation (a.k.a. Erin) has spoken to me once again, and has persuaded me that, as it’s National Novel Writing Month, I should really be writing my novel round about now.

You remember my novel, don’t you? That’s good: I’m glad you remember it because I sure as hell didn’t. In fact, even although my novel has its very own category here at the blawg, I notice with shame that I only ever wrote three posts about it, with the last one being… um…. November 27th, 2006. And that one wasn’t even about my novel.

Well, now that I’m doing NaNoWriMo, of course, all that will change! The challenge is to write 50,000 words during the month of November, you see. So far? I’ve written 3643 words. (That 3643rd word was a good ‘un, though.) So, yeah, go me! I will totally be getting this novel written by the end of November. I wonder what’s on TV tonight?

In other news, meanwhile… actually, no, there is no other news. So I really should go and get on with writing that novel, shouldn’t I? If you see me back here procrastinating tonight, feel free to kick my virtual ass and tell me to get back to it.

Also: never drop sherbet on your floor, or even down your dress, say. Just a little handy household hint for you, there. For no reason.