EL Appleby: Short Stories

After months of anticipation, it’s almost time. I’m wiping my feet on the Welcome mat outside the door to the NaNoWriMo House of Fun. So, why do I have a sudden urge to pick up my petticoats and run as fast as I can in the opposite direction?

Here’s my five stages of NaNoWriMo:

  1. CURIOSITY: 50,000 words in a month? Sounds intriguing. I wonder if I could do that? How does it work? Where do I sign up? Do I get a prize (shameless reward-seeker that I am)?
  2. RESEARCH: Questions, yay! That means research, and that means many mindless hours browsing the internet. My fave occupation.
  3. EXCITEMENT: I think I can actually do this! I may even write the greatest novel of all time. I’ll win awards and buy a big house and a chauffeur.
  4. PLANNING: Time to get ready. I can’t just expect to go…

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