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.
November 1st marks the start of the National Novel Writing Month, known to us word junkies as NaNoWriMo. From the 1st until November 30th, the goal is to write 50,000 words, a 175 page novel. Because of the intensity of the time limit, that means NO editing, NO tweaking, ALL risk. And all this from scratch. I know that some do a detailed outline in the month of October, as I usually do, but this month I’ve forgone the pre-planning, and am seeing where the story takes me.
Make plans to visit me in the psychiatric ward on December 1st after my mental breakdown. Please and thank you.
So let the writing begin!
Due to Mini Me having a cold (ack! and two days before she starts Kindergarten, no less), I sent Rich and his son Ryan to represent us at the Cure for the Run so I could stay home and pamper her.
Both guys had a great time, and needless to say it was a success! SomaCow pulled in over THREE thousand dollars for the homeless. There was even a performance by Wes Heath !
You can watch a video Orlando Event TV made of the event here. Congratulations to SomaCow for putting together this awesome event, and I hope next year I will be able to attend!
SomaCow Media Presents: Cure for the Run!
This awesome event is a 0.05km ‘challenge’ benefiting the Rock for Hunger campaign out of Orlando, Florida. Rock for Hunger is a community brought together to battle homelessness and poverty in Orlando through music and peace. The Cure for the Run is happening August 22nd, 2009 at the Wall Street Plaza in Downtown Orlando at 5pm. Even if you can’t make it out, I urge you to please promote or donate to the cause. Click on the banner below for more information.
If Orlando, Florida is a little too far for you to travel, but you would like to sponsor a runner to help out, please donate. Even something as low as $1 could make a difference.
Boooo, Saturday came entirely too soon.
We were up at 9am to shower and pack before check-out time. Had to make sure the kids don’t forget anything in drawers, closets or under bed. I really will miss the hotel room (including that wonderful jacuzzi tub!!) and the time spent away from Lakeland. In a few days we’ll have to go back to our jobs and the daily grind, and every part of me is screaming, “I don’t wanna!” Continue reading
Welcome back! I hope you guys have enjoyed hearing of our Disney vacation. This week has gone by fast, way too fast, but has been a fantastic time! I don’t look forward to heading back to the ‘real world’ at all and am flat out dreading work on Monday.
When I left off before, the full Silva Clan, Florida branch, was heading to Smokey Bones to enjoy an end of vacation meal together. I know I’ve said this before, and no I’m not saying this only because they are reading, I truly mean it – I love it when all of us are together. My husband’s family is a joy to be around and are all over great people. I have the best in-laws, ever. Continue reading
It’s another bright and early morning here on vacation. The dirty water is flowing freely and today is the last of our theme park adventures. We have the four-park passes, but since we have six months to use them up, we are holding off on Hollywood Studios until later in the year when the heat is more bearable. Today was Animal Kingdom and we were joined by my older sister in law and her husband, parents to my niece and nephew who were with us yesterday. The cousins stayed overnight with us, much to the enjoyment of our kids. Continue reading