I’ve been in there. I have looked in the shop and mine is in £ sterling – they must have caught up with the fact that I am British. I’ll buy a mug, I think – one this year, another next year, another . . .
And then when I have enough, I’ll get them all out when people come round.
I won’t use them to drink out of until then – you know how dishwashers destroy fine china – or pot – the design painted thereon.
I love that dishwasher.
I wrote that in one of my diaries once, and thought – cross that out! How trite can you get?
But it is not trite to love your dishwasher. I love it.
Yes – there is an announcement page within NaNoWriMo.
I have announced that, yes, I’m there.
I have announced that I have 0 words yet – I mean, it’s not supposed to begin until November 1. In fact, I have a few words of my phrase which I shall start with, and a few words beyond those that came to me when I was on the bus – and another few that came into my mind . . .
I have less than 200 words altogether, and they will be edited.
They say – do not edit – just write – but I have decided I must have a dedicated notebook for this project – I have already lost the first phrase – I’m sure I’ll find it – but I began a notebook (I’m talking about handwriting) and jotted this, and that – and went through blog posts because I knew fictional stuff had been leaking into there – which can be turned into fiction or can be left as leaking parts in my memoir – it’s up to me . . .
But if I transcribe words from one place to another, inevitably, I edit them – I just do.
And I had a moment of conscience – oh, I can’t say that I’ve done any words yet because it’s not supposed to start until November 1st – and I have – and I counted them (and guessed how many the missing phrase must be) – about 173.
But I squared that with myself – it is prepping-time – and people do plots, outlines, character studies – they have it all set up, if they are organised, and then they can just write it up.
Sounds like a cunning plan.
But all that doesn’t count as words.
So, my few, which will change once they go upon a proper page, don’t count, I reckon.
There is a ‘memoir’ section in NaNoWriMo, but I hardly need that – I have all that ‘memoir’ already – I hardly need to set aside time to do it.
I need time to organise it – but I don’t have to be actively within the shelter of NaNo to do that – but I like it in there, NaNo. Yes, I do indeed.
I chose to write alone – you can have buddies, if you like – or go public right from the start – I presume that will be something like WordPress – what you write will go into a public sphere immediately. It could be that you get a lot of come-back from that.
Now then, shall I sign up to Scrivener?