Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Nanowrimo, 2012!

They say the journey of 1,000 miles starts with one step. Well, today I started a journey of 50,000 words by taking the step of signing up for Nanowrimo 2012. You may have heard of it. If not, here is a link.

I was just sort of thinking about writing today and remembered an acquaintance who had done the Nanowrimo writing challenge a few years ago. I thought I might look into it. I went to the website and was dismayed to see that the challenge is in November every year. I believed I would have to wait until next year...until I remembered that it is still October! I don't know why I keep thinking we're already in November, because we're not, so the challenge actually begins in about a week.

I took the plunge and signed up. It's free (hooray!) and it sounds really fun. Here goes nothing!

Also, my very pregnant amazing twin sister who is also a writer sent me this poem the other day about her pregnancy feelings. It made me laugh, so I asked her if I could post it here.

Pregnant Dragon
by Carolyn Cummings

"Pregnant Dragon."

Pregnant Dragon,
Pregnant Dragon,
Don't ever separate her from her food!
Pregnant Dragon,
Pregnant Dragon,
-She's just not in the mood!

Pregnant Dragon,
Pregnant Dragon,
There's a Bee in her bonnet (but don't call her on it!)
Pregnant Dragon,
Pregnant Dragon,
-She's got a fiery attitude!


2 comments:

  1. I'm glad you are doing Nanowrimo, but I miss your blog posts. They are the highlight of my day.

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  2. In my dream last night, I dreamt you were raving about the title of your Nanowrimo book- you kept calling it your "literary masterpiece" and saying the title really made the whole thing come together. The title was "WHAT DO I DO WHAT DO I DO." I didn't quite know how to tell you that while that definitely seemed to capture the theme of your book, you might not be quite done in the title searching area.

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