Yesterday I mentioned in my post that when you're trying to do NaNoWriMo that all sorts of other things suddenly start to seem important.
A shining example: today when I got home from work I sat down to start my novel and started researching earthquake preparedness. I was going to make a list and start putting together all the things our family needs in case of an earthquake, but I stopped myself because I am supposed to be writing! I hunkered down and churned out almost 1,700 words, a respectable start.
Granted, because I have written this, there will be a massive earthquake and my family won't be prepared and my insistence on writing rather than preparing my family for disaster will look pretty foolish, won't it? I apologize for bringing disaster down on everyone. If you aren't doing NaNoWriMo, here's a link to a site to help you prepare for the earthquake: http://www.ready.gov/earthquakes.
If you are doing NaNoWriMo, then what on earth are you doing wasting time on my blog. Go write your novel!