Happy Halloween! I know last week I said I would see you in December, but I had one last sticky to sneak in before November came around. I’ve done all my cleaning for the month (I washed the floors AND the bathrooms!), and I’ve finally gotten a decent amount of sleep to start the month off right. Now all that’s left to do is hand out candy and stay up til midnight watching Where the Wild Things Are so I can get the first few words in before bed.
And speaking of NaNo, I’ve heard a lot of people this year saying that they are going to try, even if they don’t think they will win. I think that’s great. It’s not really the winning that is the great thing about NaNo – it’s the writing. It’s getting out something that needs to come out. And even if you can only get out ten thousand words in November, that’s still ten thousand words. It gives you something to work off of. And it’s ten thousand more words than most people in the world have written. So even if you try, and “fail”, it’s still better than not trying at all because you are scared of failing.
Which brings us to this week’s sticky. The High Priestess of Fie Eoin happens to be a very smart person. She’s also a very tormented person, because she had the chance to save Fennec’s life and didn’t, because she was afraid she would kill him. So he died anyway, and she’s been living with that guilt for eight years, and is now trying to save Kaye from the same fate. I thought her words were appropriate for all those people who are afraid to do NaNo because they might fail. If you don’t do something you will certainly fail at it, but if you try you just might discover you can write 50,000 words in 30 days. Or save someone’s life.