#write31days #NaNoPrep I must be crazy

This isn’t my first time taking the #write31days challenge. It’s actually the third time through. I already know that by November 1st, I normally feel drained and wiped out. Even when I was in the habit of posting every single day on my blog, writing on a single topic is HARD.

(That’s particularly true when I keep swapping between those bossy pants and the yoga pants.)

Knowing that, I might need my head examined.

(Oh, sorry about the excessive hashtags in today’s title. I promise tomorrow will be hashtag free.)


I just committed to participate in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo for short).

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Let the #NaNoPrep begin!

You do remember that I homeschool, right?

The folks at NaNoWriMo have an amazing FREE curriculum for young writers. Not only am I committing to a “few” extra words during the month of November (10,000 to be exact), I’m also committing to help my kids write their own novels during the same time.

I need my head examined.

There’s a huge list of reasons why I shouldn’t do this. I’m struggling to post 500 words a day for the blog, much less an extra 333 words for a novel.

I’m hosting Thanksgiving with house guests.

I just launched a small group for church at my house.

I’m determined to drop another 20 pounds before Christmas.

i deserve to dream

But I have this dream.

I have ALWAYS dreamed of publishing a novel. Ever since I knew it was a “thing” I’ve wanted to write a book.  For almost as long, there’s been this voice telling me all the reasons it would be ridiculous to even try.

I’m tired of listening to the ridiculous voice.

I have a right to dream and because I promised.

And so, this morning, without much advance planning, I joined the dreamers of NaNoWriMo.

If you want to find me there, I’d welcome the buddies.  I am bakersu.  If I’ve inspired you, go join in the fun and make sure to tweet about it.

If you’re homeschooling and want our kids to encourage each other, I’m sure we can work something out.

If you just want to follow my progress, I added a new little widget in the bottom of the right hand column. Enjoy.

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Susan Baker
I have a passion for encouraging weary worn out mothers to find joy in everyday motherhood and peace in unlikely places. I have two elementary school boys, one nerdy husband, and two cats. I have a strange fascination for bad puns, the color pink, socks, and books. I worry about running out of toilet paper, wine, and chocolate.. I serve an amazing God. I live an ordinary life filled with wonder.
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  1. What a great challenge for you and for your sons! A family that writes together, learns great things together!
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  2. I was think so too. Right up until I realized my math was totally wrong. I’m supposed to be writing 1600 extra words a day FOR ME (to reach 50,000) and then helping the kids write about 500 words each. With my existing 500/day load for blogging, I’m up to 3,100 words a day minimum.

    Maybe I’ll hit that 10,000 hour goal a little faster than I thought I would. 🙂

    I figure I may crash and burn in a spectacular manner on this one, but I’ll never know if I don’t try.
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