That’s the name of one of the lounges on the NaNo forums. It means: I Hate Myself And Want To Die.
Which is about where we all are at week three of the endless NaNo.
Three weeks to go, no motivation left, no plot, and nothing but a burning desire to get to the end. Even that’s fading fast at the thought of yet another week of this.
But fear not! That’s where IHMAWTD comes in. Because you are not alone. Everyone gets to week three of NaNo and has a crisis. Be it a cold tickling the back of your nose. A family gathering that you just can’t get out of. Moving house (people have done it!). Or just Christmas shopping lists that are vying for your attention.
Whatever the problem, IHMAWTD is here to help. Come on in, pull up a chair. Grab a drink and drown your sorrows. Or a virtual cupcake laced with invisible calories. Pop on in and vent your woes to the world. We’re here to listen.
And when you’re done consoling yourself with bountiful drinks and snacks, remember this
One week to go.
Not three weeks. Not two weeks. Not even four weeks. But one. Seven days. 168 hours. 10080 minutes.
And most of all. You. Can. Do. It.