It's been a while since I've put ANYTHING up here. I know, I'm disappointed in me too... There really aren't any good reasons for it other than me losing my drive to put my random thoughts up. Anyhow, I've got something new and a little terrifying going on in my life for the next 30 days or so. Let's see if I can manage to get something up here every day?
So, for those of you wondering what the heck I'm blathering on about THIS time... NANOWRIMO is NAtional NOvel WRIting MOnth. I've only heard about it this last year or so, and when I did...Well, the idea both Thrilled and Terrified me. So here's the thing. You sign up for it online at http://www.nanowrimo.org/; get your profile set and then over the course of November you write a 50,000 word novel. Now, I've managed some lengthy treatises on stuff before...but I've never actually got that many words conveying a single theme out. Now what makes this interesting is that anywhere folks are doing this, they get together an hang out at Write ins. This is basically taking peer pressure and making it work FOR you. Sitting in a room with a bunch of folks typing away while you're NOT writing your novel? A little intimidating. Then there's the forums which have folks tossing ideas around and there's word wars between different people trying to get the most material out...it's all kinda crazy. And I'm making myself a part of it.
It's a weird notion just making it about the word count and not about the quality...but I know one of my biggest issues for Myself? Is turning off the inner editor. It's always clicking away back there and making me worry about what I'm doing wrong. For this, I've locked him in a box, stuck him in a vault and hid him behind some dusty old memories of yesteryear with a big sign saying "DO NOT OPEN TIL DECEMBER".
I don't know what will show up here over the course of the next month...I'm fairly sure at some point it's just going to be me writing MUST KEEP TYPING over and over again. Or not. Who can say?
That's where I'm starting with this. I'm typing up my thoughts and putting them out into the ether. Hopefully I'll have something fun that I've thought of later on but I'm really not sure. Hope anybody who sees this actually DID have a Happy Halloween, and that the start of your November is bright. Mine is looking Wordy.