NaNoWriMo has a theme song

I'm half way there at 25806

Don't know why but the chorus of Bon Jovi's "Living on a prayer" is running through my head.

"Whooah, we're halfway there.
Livin on a prayer.
Take my hand and we'll make it I swear
Livin on a prayer"

The story is rocking along and good guys are turning into bad guys and the one you think is a bad guy maybe a good guy. No one is who they seem with surprises around each corner. The story is unfolding as I write and some of the characters are surprising me.

In the midst of writing, I've gotten very behind with book reviews. I've decided not to pressure myself and try to write reviews on the books I read in November, except for review books. The only other review book I read so far is "Holiday Grind" by Cleo Coyle and the rest were just for personal pleasure. Yes, I'm still reading. However, I'm done with Take a Chance Challenge. There isn't any way I'm going to finish by the end of the November. I couldn't get into "The Venetian Affair" by Helen MacInnes, nor do I favor reading "Dear and Glorious Physician" by Taylor Caldwell. They are both being shelved until 2010. My wrap up post will be done after November 30th. I only have four books left to read for the Fall Reading Challenge and that doesn't end until December 20th so I'm good there.

Do you remember the song Hotel California by the Eagles? It was released in the 70's and I loved this song.

Check out this video of the Eagles in concert performing Hotel California

Now do you have the tune in your head. Good. Sushi of Sushi Must Write came up with a new version called Hotel NaNoWriMo.

“Hotel NaNoWriMo” by Sushi (sushimustwrite)
Original: “Hotel California” by the Eagles

On the Internet highway, surfing links to links
Discovering new things, getting sucked in time sinks
Up ahead in the distance, I saw the Wrimonia sign
My head then perked up, and I looked ahead
I’d heard this through the grapevine
There were writers all over
Trebuchets and pell mell
And I was thinking to myself
“This could be heaven or this could be hell”
Then I noticed Wrimo Hall, and I walked on that way
There were voices all around the square
I thought I heard them say

Welcome to the Hotel NaNoWriMo
Such a lovely place (such a lovely place)
Such a lovely pace
Plenty of plots at the Hotel NaNoWriMo
Muses near and dear
You can find them here

But there were no plots to be found, at least none that would play nice.
All I had come November first was some bad advice
Wrimos write on their laptops, tales to beget
Some write to remember, some write to forget

So I called up the forums
“Can I please resign?”
They said, “We haven’t had such quitting here since 1999″
And still the editor’s calling from far away
Poking me in the middle of a war
Just to hear me say

Welcome to the Hotel NaNoWriMo
Such a lovely place (such a lovely place)
Such a lovely pace
You give up your soul at the Hotel NaNoWriMo
Kiss your time goodbye (kiss your time goodbye)
Kiss your life goodbye

Staring at a blank screen
Two more K would suffice
The mod said, “Take some dares, Mr. Ian Woon, and a plot device”
And in the steel cage of doom
They tried to get ahead
They stab it with their steely sporks
But the editor’s not dead

Last time I tried to write, I was
Untangling my plot
I pondered quitting once again
Just like all those years not fought
“Don’t quit,” said Chris Baty
It might be a reprieve
You can check out any time you like
But you can never leave.

Back to writing!


  1. Ha, ha! That is ridiculously cute. I'm going to be singing that all night now, and I'm not even participating in NaNoWriMo this year! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Thanks for this. Loved it!!! Am tweeting about this post now.

  3. You are doing so great Robin. I'm reading this post four days late so by now I'm sure you are way past this word count. Thanks for taking me back with the Eagles. I love Hotel California.


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