I'm committing myself again this year to participating in NaNoWriMo. Fifty-thousand words in 30 days. I have been outlining an idea for the past few weeks, an idea that surfaced over a year ago and now I feel the same unavoidable urge to get it out as I did with my first manuscript. It's set in a future where people stop interacting in person and the human population keeps dropping. It'll be set from the point of view of two people (man/woman).
I'm listening to the NaNoWriPod podcast and feeling very frustrated with myself for not staying up until midnight last night to write. It never even crossed my mind, to be honest. After trick-or-treating with the kids and trying to fit in some mind numbing TV time, which followed a full day of work and editing my WIP from several years ago (I've been sending queries out again and have already been getting those form letter rejections, trying not to take it personal again), I was just exhausted. Actually, it's probably best I didn't stay up, since my 2 year old crawled in my bed at 1:45 AM for about 10 minutes before I forced myself to convince her that sleeping in her own bed would be better. It actually worked...she stayed in her own bed the rest of the night, but that short middle of the night interruption is something I'm not used to now that both my kids sleep through the night.
In conclusion, for better or worse, here's to another month of committing my free time to writing! Good luck to anyone else starting this adventure today!!