I didn't participate in National Novel Writing Month last year. I was in my first year of college and I doubted I'd have time, probably wouldn't feel like it, excuse, excuse, excuse...
November passed by and throughout the entire month I thought to myself, "I probably could've pulled it off."
This year, I really, really want to do it. I have an idea that's been simmering for a while. If I can do my Dino-Paper BEFORE November starts...
And, this is the most embarassing part: NaNoWriMo is the only time I ever finish the novels I start other than the one I've been working on since 2005. All the other stories? Unless it was a NaNoWriMo novel, I didn't finish it. Or those NaNoWriMo rewrites.
So, I'm trying to figure out if I could pull it off timewise. *makes calendar*
Figuring NaNoWriMo out is the only time I ever have any sort of math skills. *pulls out calculator*
Let's see, there's 720 hours in a 30-day month. Wait, what about daylight savings? Oh, never mind. 720 hours.
Church: ~12 hours (IF we go every Sunday morning and not any other time.)
College: ~91 hours (Including my free hours in the library)
Farm: ~50 hours (this is the stretch. It's always different.)
CMAs: ~3 hours (I can write during commercials?)
So, that's ~156 hours taken.
That leaves ~564 hours.
Minus 7 hours a night for sleep.
I'm down to ~354 hours.
So, 354 hours for NaNoWroMo, living at Vin's beck-n-call, and the odd errand Mom has me run. Oh, and maybe studying.
I think sleep should be optional in the month of November. That's 210 hours I could spend much better. For anything. I envy Napoleon Bonaparte. I learned that he could go on 4 hours of sleep.
So THAT'S why he was a short little psycho!
Jadi's Grand Realization aside, I may actually be able to pull this off.