Saturday, October 31, 2009

A nanowrimo tip - courtesy of Grey's

Sadly, or not, I won't be doing nanowrimo.

For those of us with day jobs, we would pretty much have to give up sleep for an entire month in order to do nanowrimo. I love sleep. A lot. So yeah, that won't be happening. I'll just be happy if I can finish rewriting the last few chapters of the WIP for the THIRD time. Let's hope the third time really is the charm! I've been telling my agent for months, yeah, I'm working on it, I'll have it to you soon. Ack!

Anyway, I was watching Grey's Anatomy last night, as I usually do Friday nights when I'm catching up on my recorded shows, and I thought - hard core surgeons, hard core writers - it's kinda the same!!

They had a really long surgery ahead of them. Like 20+ hours long. So one intern got the idea to put on a diaper. She thought people would make fun of her. Christina called it "hard core."

So there you go. My tip for those of you brave enough (or crazy enough) to be doing nanowrimo! Let me know if you decide to try it.


  1. LOL. Now that really is Hard Core. And, I am unfortunately in the same boat with you. (Well, minus the agent begging for pages) Between the day job and the fact that I'm trying to get my draft ready by January (I'm going to a Writer's Conference and would like to have actual pages to send if--on the off chance--anyone actually asks to see any).

    But I've found a few people in the blog world championing NaNoRevisMo (try to revise an entire draft from beginning to end in November) so I'm going to give that a try. Not sure if I'll make it, but it's nice to have a goal!

  2. Oh, no! I have to wear a diaper??? Well, I may be crying like a baby before it's over. I've never done it before and thought I'd see what the buzz is about.

  3. Lisa - I'm going to attempt to write my novel (or at least try). Wish me luck ;-)

  4. Ha! That's one I never thought of . . . but those bathroom breaks that are caused by my caffeine addiction are a bit disruptive.

    Hard core, for sure!!