Thursday, October 6, 2011

It's Official...I'm Insane

photo courtesy of google images moodyncheeky

Like I don't have enough to do, right? Oy vey!  I'm not Yiddish either, but whatevah.

So I went and signed up for NaNoWriMo.  Mm-Hmm.  I've GOT to get to work on my book, and this just might be the inspiration/accountability I need. Or, it may officially drive me over the edge.  It's a toss-up, really.

I may have to give up something...I don't know what....But I won't have any treatments in the month of November, and the only thing I DO have that is time consuming (other than living my life with MG, raising and homeschooling my son, running my new jewelry business, taking care of the house, cooking, cleaning, being a wife, etc.) is my craft show on November 19.

So yeah.  What IS NaNoWriMo other than really hard to say and type?  A grassroots organization that helps authors get books written.  I've seen other people do it, and I don't know ALL that much about it yet except that you write like a madman (or woman if you must be "PC") for 30 days and do word counts every day and people support you and cheer you on and rah rah rah.  So we'll see.

So tell me if this is realistic:
*writing a book
*raising and homeschooling a very active 5 year old
*being a wife and housekeeper/homemaker/heartbreaker...oh, wait, that's Pat Benatar...
*running my own business which involves painstaking labor and lots of it
*blogging as much as possible (at least 5 days a week)
*keeping track of the budget, bills, expenses, etc.
*trying to keep up communication with those I love
*daily quiet time with God

I think I'm I'm up for it.

What's that?  Who is bellowing with evil laughter?
It's not me.....I don't think....


The Jammie Girl said...

Oh, TOO funny! I did it last year, girlfriend - wrote a whole cook in the month of November. I haven't decided yet if I'm doing it this year, but knowing you're on the same "crazy train" I'm on may well influence my decision ;)

Joanna said...

Well...I'll visit you at the nut house. Maybe they'll let us room together.

Rachel said...

What a hoot!!! Just what you need on your already full plate...I think it's a great idea...I've never thought of myself as an author, but I like Jammie Girl's idea of writing a cookbook, that's right up my alley...maybe I should take a ride on the "crazy train" too!!!

CoconutPalmDesigns said...

This sounds great even if it is going to send you over the edge. I have a children's book half written so maybe I should check it out and see.

Cheers :-)
- CoconutPalmDesigns

The Jammie Girl said...

OK, Kerri, I did it. I just signed up for NaNo. And I want you to know you were a big part of my decision. Every time I thought, "I've got too much going on. And some days I just don't feel up to it." I though about you and I thought, "If Kerri can do it with all she's got going on SURELY I can give it a try!" So I'm signed up as thejammiegirl if you want to buddy up :)