Monday, October 31, 2011
Halloween and 'I Can't Wait' Writing
Their eyes light up! Hands shoot into the air! Some can't help themselves and they shout it out instead. Some revelations are just too monumental to remember proper classroom behavior.
'I'm going to be a princess!'
'I already have my fireman costume!'
'My mom made me a kitty costume, but I'm not wearing it. Kitties are for babies.'
Oh, yes. Remember when deciding what to be for Halloween bridged the boredom between summer vacation and Christmas? The anticipation of finding the coolest outfit even though there were a million different versions on the streets; getting dressing in the final hour; making the grand entrance in front of your friends so they could ooh and aah? The anticipation was half the fun.
That's what I'm feeling now, the same sense of anticipation while the NaNoWriMo clock ticks away, counting down to the final hour when I can finally start writing the story that's been tumbling around in my head. Maybe I'll fizzle out at 28,000 words like I did in 2009. Or maybe life will interfere again like it did last year and I won't even hit the 10,000 mark. Who knows? I'm excited and that's enough for now.
Good luck, NaNoWriMoers!