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I am an aspiring writer in the Kern River Valley. This blog is a "test kitchen" to try different writing styles and to work through the many rejections and the handful of acceptances my work has received. But no matter what other people say about my writing, at least my mother thinks I'm a good writer!

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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