A few months ago, on a whim, I looked up the 3-Day Novel Contest.
It was something I had heard of a long time ago, looked at briefly, and then decided that was a bit too short a time frame. However, since hearing about it that first time, I’ve done quite a few NaNos, some of them in much shorter than a month, and while looking for a new challenge, I remembered the one for a novel in three days.
When I reached the site, I found I’d missed the Early-bird Registration by only a few days, and was disappointed. I considered just giving it a pass this year as a result of poor timing, and then I saw on their Twitter stream that they’d extended the deadline and I hadn’t missed it after all. That, I decided, was a sign I should join up this year for certain. So I did.
It starts tomorrow. Or, more like in fifteen minutes now, because I left this blog post very later.
I have actually outlined a project for a change. I have arranged food for the weekend and stocked snacks. I have made certain I will not be disturbed, and I am going to throw myself into writing and pretty much nothing else for the next three days.
I am as excited about this as I was about my first NaNo oh-so-many years ago. It is a lot of fun. Whatever happens, however it goes, I am glad I took the plunge and signed up.
Here’s to a great weekend writing marathon!