Pikes Peak Writers wouldn't be a writers organization if we didn't participate in NaNoWriMo--or at least some of us braver writers anyway. We'll share some diary entries of these brave writers throughout the month; here is one from PPW member Cathy Dilts:
The NaNo Diaries – 2010
By Cathy Dilts
Day 1 – November 1, 2010
I only have half a page of hand-written notes as of 4:37 pm. I had great intentions of staying up Sunday until midnight to start NaNoing, but a day at the zoo with the grandkids did me in. This morning, I awoke to my alarm clock, and the cold realization that I had not won the lottery – again – and had to go to my day job. So here I sit, Monday afternoon of Day 1, with nary a word to report. Hardly an auspicious beginning for my 50,000 novel. I am starting now. Can I make 1,667 words before I pass out tonight?