Saturday, 24 October 2009


I'm afraid. Very afraid. I'm a NaNoWriMo participant this year. What's nanowima? you ask. No, Na-No-Wri-Mo. Get it right. It stands for National Novel Writing Month. Well, it's more international novel writing month, but misnomers make the world go round. The idea is to write 50,000 words in one month. Yes, that's a lot. That's like 1,700 a day. That's like 1.16 words a minute. Or one word every 51.8 seconds. Okay, put like that it doesn't sound a lot.

I hope the paragraph of short simple sentences give a sense of my anxiety, otherwise it's probably just irritating. I feel unprepared. I feel like I should have a storyboard, drawings, maps, collages, notes pouring from every orifice. But I have nothing. However, I'm going to create a NaNoWriMo kit. It will have:
  • A notebook
  • A variety of pens.
  • Tic tacs.
  • ProPlus
  • Music (I'll compiling a mental-in-both-sense-of-the-word list of different music. Feel good music for the happy scenes, some heart wrenching ones and some poignant. I'm feeling 60s at the moment, so there'll be a lot of that on there)
  • A shot gun with a single bullet for those desperate moments
  • LSD  so I can trip the light fantastic (for same moments as above)
  • Chocolate.
  • Snack a Jacks. As I won't be sleeping much I'll be constantly hungry so need to watch my weight. Snack a Jack never have me coming back for more. Yuck.
  • Post-it notes. Shaped like pandas
  • Some sort of stress toy. Shaped like a panda.
  • A pencil sharpener/post-it shredder, shaped like a panda.
That's the extent to my NaNoWriMo kit at the moment. If you have any suggestions you have one week. Remember it starts on the 1st November. If you want more info go to

1 comment:

  1. Pandarama!! This made me chuckle 'Panda shredder is more about security, less about Panda homicide' ..I don't know why:/