No, David Draiman, I do not want to get down, get down with the sickness.
I think this might be what I need.
There’s a lot of buzz each November around NaNoWriMo — you may notice some of your favorite blogs dedicating themselves to churning out 50,000 words this month.
If 50,000 words seem like 49,000 too many or you’re more interested in blogging than writing a book, NaBloPoMo — National Blog Posting Month — might be your speed: a challenge to post once every day for the entire month of November. No theme, no word count, no rules; just you, your blog, and 30 new posts.
NaBloPoMo started in 2006 in response to NaNoWriMo; not every blogger has the time or inclination to write a book, but the idea of a challenge that forces participants to stretch themselves, grow as bloggers, and be part of a supportive community is undeniably appealing. As founder Eden Kennedy, the power blogger behind fussy.org, put it:
If there’s one thing creative people…
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I just want to thank everyone for being patient as I get my bearings and the blog setup. It seems that every time I think I have it figured out, there is a new way to optimize or format or whatever to make this all bright and shiny. And I’m not a big fan of bright and shiny. So thank you for reading, and don’t mind the mess.
I originally planned for this post to be released last night on Halloween, but minions and a sugar-induced coma (mine, not the minions) blew that right out the window. So today is November 1st, 2013 and marks the beginning of the annual “thirty days of literary abandonment” known as NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month for those who are not familiar with this cruel punishment. You have 30 days to write a 50,000 word novel of original origin, meaning not the half-baked story you tossed aside months ago or the almost completed novel that you have been slaving over. It has to be a new story, never told before by you, the writer.
I came across this nice little nugget here while pursuing writing references on Tumblr, and I had to share it here for those about to embark on their month-long journey into madness that is NaNoWriMo. It is a very valuable reference and I hope it helps out.
So here I am, back again in the blogosphere spouting off nonsense to the meager crowd of my friends & family who are willing to read something I’ve created. As you can see from the previous post, it has been a long time since I’ve graced these pages with my words and no, I still have yet to figure out WordPress. Fortunately for me I have a group of highly intelligent friends and family who ARE familiar with WordPress that can decipher it for me.
Figuring out this crazy WordPress thingy.