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It's NaNoWriMo Time eee yah eee yah!

For some strange reason I have the "It's peanut butter jelly time" song stuck in my head. If you have no idea what I'm talking about then please click here to see the YouTube video. This video is from Family Guy.

Now just replace those words with It's Naaano Wri Mo Time and you will get the newish song stuck in my head.

So at the time of writing this post, it is Day 8 of our beloved National Novel Writing Month. How are you all doing so far?

I am behind. WAAAY behind. I need to write at least 5,000 words today in order to almost catch up. My motivation took a holiday though. This morning a note was left upon my computer stating the following:

"Dear Mindy,

For the last seven days, I have worked really hard at keeping you going. You tried, and tried some more but I am seeing you are not cooperating with me. I miss the old times we had, like when we stuck together and wrote four novels last year! Or how about the time we slid down that slide and you fell off. We couldn't stop laughing for hours! I have decided I shall give you a break for a few days as I am taking my holidays now. (You know the ones I kept stashing away on my pay check for the past 22 years).

Call me if there is an emergency, and I don't mean the times you are lonely and want me back. I will be in Hawaii. You have my cell. Have fun writing your novel without me! ALOHA!

Sincerely, Mr. Motivation"

How sad is that? He left to go to a nice warm place without me.

Do any of you have any ideas on how I could get my motivation back? I tried sending him flowers, chocolates. I sent him emails, texts and phone calls, begging him to come back. He sent me a picture of the sunset there. I need him back!

Until next time, have a great writing week everyone!


The Red Angel November 8, 2010 at 5:00 PM  

Argh, I am afraid I'm in no proper place to tell you how to get Mr. Motivation back on your side, because MY Motivation Man has also ditched me, I'm afraid. :(

I won't tell you my word count, but I just have to say that I am also very, very behind. D:



Erin November 8, 2010 at 11:02 PM  

Now that song is stuck in my head. Thank you SO much. ;)

As for motivation...try finding some in a word war? Or in write or die? That usually works for me.

Good luck!

Anonymous November 9, 2010 at 9:50 PM  

lol, i think mine eloped with yours. They should be back in about a week :)

Mindy November 15, 2010 at 8:49 PM  

I sure hope they come back in a week...I really am in need of his company

Anonymous November 20, 2010 at 2:24 PM  

Wow, it looks like there is a Motivation Convention in Hawaii, and none of us were invited. I'm so far behind too (12k right now) and not really looking to catch up. I'm not quitting, of course, but I'm just not going to bust my butt trying to make up that 12k. I might cathartically burn the book when I'm done with November :)