I’m on the fence about a lot of things in my life, but my latest struggle is about NaNoWriMo.
The acronym stands for National Novel Writing Month which begins every November 1.
After much pondering over the past few days, I thought I had finally made the decision to sign up.
So on this holiday Monday, I got up before the family did, made coffee, grabbed my macbook, and loaded the website. I wanted to set up the profile, look around, put all the pieces I want together in one place, and get myself ready for actual writing in two weeks.
The website gives you the option to sign in with your google account so I clicked it, and waited.
And waited some more.
We are not off to a good start here…
Either the website is struggling with some IT issue, or google is. Or my mac is.
I abandoned the mac and picked up my phone. I loaded the site on mobile, clicked the google link and…
After signing out and back in again on both devices, the mobile one loaded and I selected a picture. Do people care what someone looks like when they chat in forums?
I have a love hate relationship with selfies. I thought I liked them better nowadays, but maybe I don’t after all…
The picture I selected for the profile was cut off. I tried moving it around, the way you usually can in these sort of profile screens, but it wouldn’t let me. So I deleted it and selected another one.
Same sort of issue. My face is half cut off.
Well whatever. I got fed up and quit, turned on WordPress, and complained to you about it instead. 😂
(sorry not sorry) 😄
It’s a good thing it’s a holiday today which means I can ignore the family duties and focus on fixing this thing, either here on the couch, or back in the bedroom when they kids get up and populate the place with their noise and clutter.
Bonus today? There are a lot of leftovers so no cooking. Only other thing I gotta focus on, beside deal with the dishwasher and some other related clutter, is laundry (we still don’t have a dryer). Rest of the time I hope to be plugged in and figure out this issue and get all my ducks lined up.
Does anyone have any experience with NaNo? If you do, please share it with me, I’m interested! I may end up dropping the entire plan if the website doesn’t make my life easier, and just do my own thing without the disciplinary structure they say they have in place. Or, I may bug you guys here on the blog instead for support. 🙂