Haiku – Shift

For this week’s Haiku Horizons challenge, the prompt was “shift”… I thought I’d approach it in a slightly different way…

Things that you should shift:
Mindset, perspective, gear;
Your ass and do it!

This seems a fairly appropriate way to announce that I’ve signed up for NaNoWriMo – the National Novel Writing Month challenge. It runs throughout November, with the aim being to write 50,000 words for your novel over that time. Yep. Fifty thousand. That’s only about 45,000 more than I’ve ever written on any one thing, ever, in my whole life. No problem, right?

I know Meg’s in as well… anyone else dumb brave enough to join us??




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29 thoughts on “Haiku – Shift

  1. Hahaha! I love the “(dumb) brave enough”
    I’m glad you’re doing it. I am afraid I won’t have the time this year either.
    Maybe, one day, when writing that story becomes too pressing for me to ignore, I’ll do it. For now, I’ll enjoy your bravery from afar 🙂

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  2. Beset of luck, Al! 😀 I thought of going for it last year but bolted at the last minute…wish you well. Have you done the all important planning? What type of book are you writing? I’m intrigued…50,000 is only ten times the 5,000 words you’ve written before. Easy peasy!! 😃😀 (I’m retreating…)

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  3. godspeed on your endeavor…the “anyone else dumb brave enough” sentiment reminded me of Hunter S. Thompson’s take on jackrabbits running out in front of cars on desolate highways…I was about seven when the desire to write a novel kicked in and it has always floated somewhere in brain (sometimes in a dark faraway corner)…my life for the past three and half months has been uprooted, but it appears to have settled down now that it something now you’ve got me considering…thanks?

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      • i like to say that while necessity is the mother of invention, boredom is the father….for some taking on something like writing a novel is that source for that much desired Adrenaline rush.

        “But I have spent enough time in jack rabbit country to know that most of them lead pretty dull lives; they are bored with their daily routines….No wonder some of them drift over the line into cheap thrills once in a while; there has to be a powerful Adrenalin rush in crouching by the side of a road, waiting for the next set of headlights to come along, then streaking out of the bushes with split-second timing and making it across to the other side just inches in front of the speeding front wheels.”

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