Yes it is indeed that most wonderful time of the year - NaNoWriMo. And just because the madness that is writing 50 thousand words in 30 days wasn't enough for me this year I'm also one of the Municipal Liaisons for Oxfordshire.
It's going well so far although not as well or as fast as I'd hoped. I've been very lacking in motivation for the past day or so which means I've not hit the goals I'd set for myself but I have hit and exceeded the standard day one and day two goals. The goal is 1,667 words a day and I'm ending day two with 4,462 words meaning I'm over 1000 words ahead of where I needed to be. Good stuff. I am trying to take care of myself and not beat myself about missed goals etc.
My motivation does seem to be coming back tonight and I'll need to channel some of that into other things like doing some washing and cleaning out the fridge tomorrow. But I'm at that week one of NaNo point where I'm remembering how much I enjoy it and it's getting easier.
Being ML is very different to how I expected but I think I like it. We gave everyone at the kick off party four index cards and had them write down a situation (or place), a person (either the name of a real person or a type of person), an object and an action. I am loving the level of creativity in those and the amount of detail some people went into is astounding. I'm posting one or two of those prompts to our regional forum each day and so far they seem to be triggering interesting discussion. Today we had a radioactive tea bag and swimming as our two prompts. Yesterday's prompt was to add some monkeys.