Sunday, November 8, 2009

A Kind of Consistency

In the spirit of my tendency to quit things, I think I'm going to give up on NaNoWriMo. Yes, yes. Already. But my mother-in-law came to town, and, well, I should be working on my dissertation for goodness sake! What was I thinking? It's just that NaNo is SOOOO shiny. I'm not going to totally abandon the novel that I started*, but if I write 50,000 words (or, shall we say, 5,000 words) this month, those words should be about Eliza Haywood.

See? I'm totally consistent at quitting things.

Gobble, gobble. Dabble, dabble.

*Please excuse that split infinitive.

8 comments:

Ink said...

Good for you! Variety, spice. Plus, who needs the additional stress? I applaud you.

How about when you finish your dissertation, I'll have a Novel Writing Month with you, ok? We'll just pick a month and go for it. Because I'd love to do that...just not right this second.

Good Enough Woman said...

Oh, Ink, let's totally do that! And since I have lots of time left on my dissertation, you really don't have to do it right this second at ALL. Plenty of time to not do it before it will be time to do it.

Maybe I should start a National Quitting Things Month.

Ink said...

Ok, good! And no pressure. When you're ready, I'll be here.

And I have some things to quit, too, so sign me up for that. :)

Devon said...

As a fellow dabbler, I have to recommend a book that you can read once your mother in law leaves, you finish your dissertation and ... It's called Refuse to Choose by Barbara Sher and has lots of tools for dabblers.

TKW said...

I'd be up for a National Quitting Things Month! I need to quit some things AND some people!

I prefer the word "dilettante" to dabbler...it sounds quite refined when put that way, don't you think?

Tas said...

2nd week is the hardest. Ie, the point you're at now. Novelty is over, life rears its ugly head.

I never regretted successfully finishing Nanowrimo.

But I never regretted the year I decided not to do it because I was too busy.

Good Enough Woman said...

Ink and TKW, I will let you know when we have National Quitting Things Month (NaQuiThiMo) or National Quitting People Month (NaQuiPeMo). And, yes, TKW, "dilettante" might just work!

Devon, I will have to to check out that book! Thanks for stopping by.

Tas, Thank you for the bi-directional encouragement! And thanks for stopping by.

Contemporary Troubadour said...

Oh man, I DEFINITELY want in on NaQuiThiMo and NaQuiPeMo. Terrific ideas, both!