NaNoWriMo has a theme song

I'm half way there at 25806

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 the song. Do you remember the tune?  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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