Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Ten things I hate about NaNoWriMo

I hate the way you're hard to spell and even worse to say.
I hate it when your site goes down in the middle of the day.
I hate the month you choose to live.
I hate your taunting graph.
I hate how all my buddies read my word count with a laugh.
I hate how much my hands hurt and my eyes and rear end too.
I hate that all my words are crap.
I hate staying up 'til two.
I hate it when you're over and my life's no longer stalled.
But mostly I hate the way I don't hate you, not even close, not even a little bit, not even at all.

IWSG
To all of you doing the crazy NaNoWriMo dance this month...

Keep going!

You're awesome!

You can do it!

I believe in you!


33 comments:

Kyra Lennon said...

That just made my morning! <3

Suzanne Furness said...

Go you :) tonnes of respect for writers attempting this writing fest.

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Second Kyra, I needed a pick me up.

Laura said...

Oh man, this is the best IWSG post I've ever read. I think I know what movie I'll be watching tonight!

The poem works really well, too - it's exactly how I feel about NaNoWriMo!

Robin said...

Perfect list.

Suzi said...

I will never laugh at your word count. Promise. :)

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Love this! I'm going to think of this and smile when I get back to working on my NaNo novel.... :)

Theresa said...

I read that in Julia Stiles voice lol! Love it!

Jer said...

I love that movie!

And your word count rocks!!

Rachel Schieffelbein said...

That was awesome! And I love that movie so much. :)

Chrys Fey said...

That was cute! I've never participated in NaNoWriMo, but I've heard from many writers how crazy it is. One year, I'll attempt it and tell you what I hate about it too. lol

Wendy Tyler Ryan said...

Wow, you had be until the last line.

Sorry, I'm not a NaNo fan and there's not enough time to tell you why.

Good luck with your venture, though, I hope it turns out to be what you expect to.

Jay Noel said...

You rock! You captured NaNo right there. Thanks for making me smile!

Emily R. King said...

I was just listening to the soundtrack of 10 Things I Hate About You the other day and thinking how sad it is that Heath Ledger is gone. And yes, I did recognize your format for that poem. I love that movie!

Anyway... love your list! It's fab! You'll do great with NaNo, Ilima. You're a writing rock star!

J. A. Bennett said...

You're making me want to watch that movie so bad!! Love the twist you put on that. You're so creative. *hugs*

Stephsco said...

The crazy Nano dance doesn't seem so bad. Though it's only day 5. lOL

Nick Wilford said...

OK, I had to go and check your word count. Nothing to laugh at at all. I'm just staying on track by the skin of my teeth! I am unexpectedly enjoying this year though - I'm sure you are too. :)

T. Drecker said...

Wonderful 'hate' list! Go get them words!!! Yep, I'm shaking those pom-poms and screaming :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That was funny! A whole lot of hate there. Just keep thinking of Mork and Mindy and you'll be able to say it.

Tammy Theriault said...

Oh my gosh that was hilarious!!!! I feel the same way minus the part of me actually participating. Kudos to those that have the time to!! Good luck girl. You are going to be fantastic in 10 awesome ways!!!

Brandon Ax said...

Nice. I have yet to take part in this. I think it is an awesome idea though.

Kära Syster said...

Aawwwww.... just perfect!

/Anna

Huntress, aka CD Coffelt said...

Doing IWSG and NaNo is just plain nuts. But we're writers so what can you do? It is kinda in the job description.
Cheers!!

Kathryn Purdie said...

LOVE! Though there is nothing laughable about your AWESOME word count. You're rocking the house of NaNo!

jaybird said...

I couldn't even consider doing NaNo right now- so major props to you for doing it. I thought that when my kids went back to school I'd have heaps of time to myself. NOT even close. I have no idea how some moms can work full time and keep their kids fed, clothed and live in a clean house. Good luck with NaNo Ilima- but I'm absolutely certain you will rock it!!

Donna K. Weaver said...

Yeah. I get the hate! lol I was feeling that big time last week. lol

Gina Gao said...

This is so great, I loved this post!

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Kelley Lynn said...

This is SO good! Have a great weekend lady!

David P. King said...

Nice, and hilarious! I think we're all starting to feel the NaNo burn since we're a week in. As for your #1 ... bet you can't say "NaNoWriMo" ten times fast. :)

Kevin Savoie said...

LOVED IT! Love that movie and this post!

Christine Monson said...

I hear you loud and clear. And the first line of your list is mine too. :)

Crystal Collier said...

Yeah... I'm actually not such a fan of NaNo, but I don't hate it...or love it. Actually, I'm indifferent because I'm not participating. (*gasp*) *lifting pompoms* Go you!

Michelle D. Argyle said...

I think some of the things we hate the most are the things most worth doing. Keep going, Ilima!