Monthly Archives: October 2013

Upon the Eve of Battle

As we sit here in our sugar induced comas, still wearing our fun Halloween costumes and contemplating who just came up with the concept of “candy corn” in the first place, we must remember that tomorrow is a special day…

Who wore it best?
Who wore it best?

Tomorrow, we go to war.  We are upon the eve of battle.  At midnight when the clock strikes, our fingers will turn into weapons of mass inception.  National Novel Writing Month will kick off and we will spend the next 30 days creating worlds beyond imagining.

So amen I say to you great warriors, whether you are dressed as a witch, Sherlock Holmes, or a genderly confused Cat Woman. When the sun rises, we will be raised in writing glory! Hazzah!

 

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The Caffeine Approach

I’m not much of a coffee drinker at all.  If I do drink coffee, it needs to be either super sweet where I can barely taste it, or better yet, in cake form.

How I take my joe.
How I take my joe.

I will never turn down a good slice of tiramisu and I’m hoping I have plenty coming to me in my future.  Why?  Because as I sit here on my lunch break from work, looking over my agenda calendar, the obvious is becoming quite clear: NaNoWriMo is upon us!

With kick-off events mere days (DAYS, YOU HEAR ME?!) away, it’s time to get those plans set it stone, pull out those storyboards and outlines, and just as I was hinting at earlier, stock up on all things caffeine.  If you’re like me and you’re battling a 40 hour a week job, working on your masters in the evenings, and fitting this into your schedule on top of it all, you’re going to need it.

If not?  Well, I’d say you really have no excuse not to give National Novel Writing Month a shot this year, don’t you?  I mean, if you’re going to go hob nob in coffee shops anyways, might as well add some fun to that sugar shot you’re giving your blood, right?

Before you head out, be sure to check on a couple of pages here.  First, while the Pre-Writing Seminar has come and gone (with once again great success), be sure to check out some of the documents leftover and uploaded to keep you inspired and going in your quest.  Next, check out the Party Page and get the info to join NaNoWriMotown’s official events for Kick-Off and Midway Madness!  Lastly, there will be tons of write ins to attend from the Writer’s Page calendar.

And obviously, if you have any direct questions, feel free to contact any of the three ML’s, the minion,  or get some kicks on the main page itself: http://www.nanowrimo.org!

Sharpen those pencils, plug in those laptops, and we’ll see you at the starting line WriMos!