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Some days have themes. I don't necessarily post something in each of these topic areas every week.
Sunday: Church-related or spiritual things.
Friday: Green living.
18 October 2010
Because, between uni, blogging, and volunteer work, I didn't have enough ways to fill my time. Clearly, I needed to add something else to the stack. So, why not this, that I've always wanted to do anyway, right?
Yes, I know I'm off my rocker. So, here's the challenge: Write a 50,000 word novel in November, which works out to 1667ish words per day. Those who make it to 50,000 words, win, and get the "Winner" badge to display on their website (and apparently some other stuff, too). Those who don't make it don't get the badge, but are probably still winners in a more hey-look-what-you-did-accomplish sense, unless they didn't make it just because they didn't bother trying.
The rules: I can't bring in anything I've already started (which would defeat the purpose of the exercise, anyway). I can make an outline ahead of time. I should bang something out and have fun in the process. It will be exciting. I've never really outlined anything that I've written, although now that I've seen this post from Unclutterer.com, I may adopt J.K. Rowling's outlining technique and see if it works for me.
And last year, my friend the Princess of Unicorns managed to win. It helps a lot knowing that someone I know has been there and done that. Plus, she and I are now WriMo buddies, and if there's one thing I don't want, it's a Unicorn Princess sending me nasty, sparkly PMs about why on earth I haven't updated my word count in a week. And she would, too, and would probably add some pink to the sparkle just to be sure I was paying attention. Eeek.
More news on NaNoWriMo to come. In the meantime, if you are interested in trying it yourself, click here. And friend me: I'm cheekysu (of course!).
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