Twas the first day of Nano
And all through your mind
Every idea was stirring
Already feeling behind
You sit at your desk, that screen all aglow.
In hopes that the words will soon easily flow
On one side sits candy from Halloween
The other, a mug of steamy caffeine
It’s 6 am and the house is asleep
And you pray that it’s hours before you hear a peep.
You sip on Joe and read your outline
Confident and sure this month will go fine
You’ve prepped and thought and organized your space
Envisioning those 50,000 words you will ace.
You open your browser and Facebook does appear.
The red box is calling, you’ll just take a peer.
How quickly you get caught up in statuses, oh my!
30 minutes have passed, oh how time flies!
After the cat video, you quickly log off.
“Facebook is trouble.” to yourself you scoff.
Your fingers fling nouns and verbs all a muck
In only 15 minutes, it seems that you’re stuck.
The phone sounds off with a text from Christine.
“How many words? I can’t think of a thing!”
You stare at Scrivener, to see what you’ve done
Only 50 words in? Light a fire under your bum!
Day one is among us, with excitement and dread.
It’s early and cold, you just want to get back to bed.
But push your dreams from your mind to finger
These stories are important, don’t let them linger,
Inside of your head, the world never knowing
Of the beauty that is your writing, it’s worth showing. ♥