For the last three years, I have participated in NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month (for short). I succeeded in '04 (a Nov. 30th snowstorm helped that happen), failed in '05 because of a work deadline, and failed in '06 because I started seeing Le Squeeze (now FS) mid-month. This year, not only am I totally stressed at work, but I'm also taking some very important (and expensive) exams on an accelerated schedule. It would seem that now would definitely NOT be the time to undertake NaNoWriMo.
And yet, I've been thinking about it. I know I couldn't do the 50K words in 30 days, but I'm wondering if I could do a low key variation, just so I could participate. I would set up some rules and follow those, but what should they be? Should I write an epic poem, one stanza per day? Should I write a 5K short story? Should I write a series of short stories? Should I blog my story, one post per day (no matter what the length)? I have a couple of weeks to figure it out, but I'm definitely thinking about adding to the workload. [shrug] Why not?
(Aside: I have the TV going on in the background and someone explained thier amazing ability to lie by saying "I've been married." I hate statements like that. Yes, it's like having a quote from The Office be a representative statement for working in an office, but it's still off-putting.)