Monday, October 10, 2011

All aboard the crazy train!

I didn't think it possible, but life got crazier. Waaaay crazier. And it necessitates my time online growing even shorter than before.

I hate to skim through loop emails, but now even skimming's going to be rare, though I really miss keeping in touch with all the wonderful authors on the loops. And please accept my apologies in advance for not visiting blogs as often as I used to. I'll do my best to keep up, but until the end of the year, it's going to be really tough.

Which brings me to the final boarding stop for the crazy train: should I attempt NaNoWriMo? If I'm going to get any writing done at all, I need to carve out chunks of time dedicated to that, and only that (and if need be, wield that carving knife against intruders! Just kidding... I think!)

Last year, I couldn't participate in NaNoWriMo because hubby and I belatedly and deservedly celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary (three years late, to be exact!) by going on a ten-day cruise. As much as I loved it, I really missed writing. And I missed the challenge of NaNoWriMo.

This year, as crazy as life has been, I may just sign up again. It will be with the foreknowledge that I won't make it to 50k, but my philosophy is: nothing ventured, nothing gained. I'll end up with more done than I would have if I don't sign up, so signing up will force me to be more structured with my time. Theoretically, at least. :)

How do you handle time constraints? Share your tricks!


Alice Audrey said...

Hey, go ahead with NaNo. You need to write, right?

Cate Masters said...

I sure do, Alice. NaNo might provide a good excuse.

Angela Guillaume said...

Hello there! I've never done NaNo but it's worth a try, I think. If you need the time for yourself and your writing, take it. I'm sure everyone will understand because we all go through the same things. I really love this post and as you know, I feel the same way! x

Cate Masters said...

Thanks Angela! I've done NaNo twice before, and it was a great feeling to finish. It will be a challenge, but worth it!

LD Masterson said...

I'm debating on doing NaNo this year. I've got a story turning over in the back of my mind that's just dying to be written. But it's a heck of a commitment. I wish you the best of luck with yours.

Cate Masters said...

Thanks LD! I wish you luck with your story too!