The holidays are the time for too much: too much food, too much drink, too much stress, too much family, too much of that creepy co-worker chasing you through the office with mistletoe …
I’m going to add to the binge mentality by doing some binge-writing as well. Yes, I know NaNoWriMo is over and no, I didn’t get a chance to participate due to some work deadlines. So, as one who likes to make her dramatic entrance into a party and arrive late, I’m going to do the same with my writing. I’m halfway through the first draft of Pardon Falls and with some vacation time coming up and the garden ready for winter, I’m going to just lay it all out and say:
I WILL FINISH THE FIRST DRAFT BY THE END OF DECEMBER.
If it kills me.
Which it might, but I would die for my art.
Well, you know, not really.
Ok, maybe really, but only figuratively.
What the hell am I saying?
Where was I … Oh yeah, so in the next 28 days I will write 45,000 words (give or take).
Can I do it? Well, when the Muse strikes the binge writing begins and I’ve been known to crank out 5,000 words in one sitting (some are even good words!).
So, this holiday season, as you binge on Aunt Louise’s special eggnog, I’ll be binging on my story. And we’ll see, come January, whose hangover is the worst.