I've been reading alot of blogs lately about how to prepare for NaNoWriMo: get some good tea, get some good music, lay in a few crockpot meals (I rarely cook anyway, so that's not really a problem, my kids are really good at macaroni and cheese as long as someone remembers to buy milk). It occurs to me to wonder if it is even physically possible to do this, to write 50,000 words in 30 days. I've figured that if I am going to build in some 'off' days, I need to think about maybe gettting in 2,000 words a day. How much of the day does this actually use?
I just whipped up a scathing email in reply to a "discussion" I had with someone, and I wrote 103 words in 4 minutes, during which I stopped twice to reply to emails from my boss. So if the "reply to my boss" break is cancelled out by the "I'm really mad so I'm typing twice as fast as normal" effect, then that means I can write 1545 words in an hour if I dont' stop to actually think about what I am writing. Really?
So that means that I need 32 hours to write 50K words. Shoot. I'll just take a couple of mental illness, er sick days and be done with it!
Somehow I suspect that it's not going to be so straightforward.