Happy Night Before November (AKA Twas The Night Before NaNo)

Posted Oct 31 2016, 7:23 am

As my writer friends know, November 1st marks the start of National Novel Writing Month (NaNo–as well as release day for INFINITY!). The crazy 30 day span where we dig deep, hunker down, and spit out All The Words. Every year on Halloween I post this to kick things off. I wrote it the same year I wrote TOUCH, and have been doing NaNo every year since. To all of you participating, may the words flow free and the coffee never go dry. Good luck!


Twas the night before NaNo, and all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even the spouse
The pages were stacked by the laptop with care
With hopes that a contract would soon be there

The writers were snuggled, all warm in their beds
As visions of royalty checks danced through their heads
I with my coffee, and my crit partner with mints
Had just settled in for the mother of all sprints

When inside my kitchen, there arose such a clatter
I sprang from my chair to see what was the matter
Through the hall, tripping over the trash
I skidded to a stop and saw a bright flash

The clock on the wall gave quite a show
The Cuckoos dancing to let me know
The hour was close, midnight would soon be here
It was time for the NaNo fairy to appear…

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