A friend of mine, Janni, likes to blame all of her writing doubts on ‘black parrots’ – these are the chaps who sit on your shoulder and whisper in your ear:
“You should delete that sentence, it’s crap.”
“You shouldn’t be writing, there’s washing to do.”
“No one will want to read it anyway.”
She came up with the name after reading the following poem, which I’d like to share with all my fellow NaNo warriors – ordinary people who will be joining me this year in the extraordinary bid to write 50,000 words each during the month of November.
I am going to need more determination than ever this year to get through NaNoWriMo, because my calendar for next month? Looks menacing. It’s choc-a-block with events. So I’ll need help – buddies – to stay on track and a major dose of confidence.
My goals this November: stay connected, stay confident, stay on track for a 50,000 word finish.
If you’d like to help this is going to be my 2013 NaNo user: http://nanowrimo.org/participants/annie_thebookhour
21 thoughts on “NaNoWriMo: Black Parrots”
Good luck 🙂
Thanks honey! I’ll need a bit of that too this year. 🙂
Wow! 50,000 words…that’s an intense goal! Good luck! I’m rooting for you! 🙂
Thanks. 🙂 It does sound like an awful lot of words right now… Hopefully I’ll feel differently by November 29th!
Good luck. I”ll be rooting out here for you
Good luck! I’m on the fence about participating.
You should definitely do it! We could be writing buddies… 😀
You can do it!!
I hope so. 🙂
I love that your friend blames her writing doubts on black parrots, I’ve had plenty of those, so I think I’ll start blaming the birds too! 🙂 Best wishes with NaNoWriMo!!! 🙂
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Thanks. 🙂 Are you planning on taking part this year?
I was planning on doing a lot of writing (especially before the end of this year) but I kind of just heard about NaNo, so I’ll have to look into it! 🙂
Let me know if you decide to do it, we can be writing buddies!
Good luck on the NaNo, I haven’t had the guts to start this yet but I admire everyone who has!
This could be your year… It hasn’t started yet! 🙂
Oh my gosh! I love that poem! I love creative writing and I always feel like black parrots are sitting next to me jabbering on about how horrible my story is going to turn out.
Lovely post, Annie! <33
Thanks honey! I love NaNo because it does help me choke the black parrots – I refuse to edit myself or stop writing in November. 🙂
Don’t listen to the black parrots! I’m excited for your writing adventure, and I know you’ll do great.
Thanks honey. I’ll try!
Good luck! I hope you’ll reach your goal 🙂 And don’t give up, you! You can do it!