My hope was that by saying I wasn't and by not officially signing up this year, I would avoid the bad juju that WITHOUT FAIL befalls me each time I have attempted the hallowed November 50k. Every year I've tried at least one of my animals has either gotten sick or run over, and I have come down with either the flu or some new headcold of horrors (NaNo 2009, 2011, and 2012). Last year I said, "no way!", for the first time succumbing to superstition. This year, while still wary, I thought I could skirt the problem by not signing up, and instead of having a goal of 50,000 words, merely try to write every day.
And now look at me. The end of week one and I've already been sick for three days. bah.
I hope you all are having better luck than I - how many of you are participating this year? You can leave a link to your NaNo profile below if you'd like!
No snippets from me this week (mostly because it would involve me having to get up and hunt for my notebook, and secondly, what I have written so far is pretty bare bones :/). I'll make up for it next week! In the mean time, here's a couple of quotes from (vastly - haha) different authors that have kept me going this first week...