I have hereby signed up for National Novel Writing Month...otherwise known as NaNoWritMo.
What that means is that, starting November 1st and ending Midnight November 30th, I am going to write 175 pages of something with plans to use at least some of it for my thesis.
There is something slightly sacred and a little bit ceremonial about the action of actually signing myself up. It means that I AM GOING TO TAKE MYSELF AND MY WRITING SERIOUSLY. It means that I AM GOING TO GET SOMETHING DONE! It means that I AM MAKING A PROMISE TO MYSELF and that I AM GOING TO KEEP THAT PROMISE IF IT KILLS ME!!
Anyway, dear friends, I just wanted to make an announcement out of it because that way it solidifies my commitment even further.
I have exactly 24 days to do any prep work before I begin...and after that I AM GOING TO DIVE 100% PERCENT INTO THE CREATIVE PROCESS REGARDLESS OF WHAT STRANGE THINGS MIGHT HAPPEN TO ME AS A RESULT OF WRITING 175 PAGES IN 30 DAYS!
Geez, I kinda feel like celebrating.