Wednesday, 12 October 2011
NaNoWriMo Recruiting & Halloween Jealousy
It's October which for most of you guys means that Halloween is a great holiday to look forward to. If all the stuff on American TV and movies is anything to go by, then I am green with envy. How do we celebrate Halloween in Australia? Well I answer this question and more in my guest post at Sweet Books'n Stuff. Go over and check it out!
In other news, I've been hearing all about NaNoWriMo on heaps of blog for a while now but haven't had cause to really get into it. At first, the idea of writing 50,000 in a month seemed like madness to me so I didn't bother looking into it any further.
Then Beth over at Sweet Book'n Stuff mentioned it whilst we were discussing becoming critique partners (have I mentioned lately how much I love book bloggers?) and the more she said the more interested I became. Now that I've decided to speed write Seeder's Poison for a comp in May 2012, speed writing is looking more and more appealing.
So last night in a fit of uncharacteristic ambition, I signed up! There is so much information on the webpage and I haven't go the slightest clue how to use any of the features but somehow getting that small bit done has renewed my spirit and now I just can't wait to start.
What's the point of this post you ask? Well, I figure that NaNoWriMo is more than about just writing a lot of words in a short period of time. It's also about community and connecting with other writers. So really, I'm here today to see if anyone else is interested in joining me on my writing quest! I've already almost roped in Ashley from Bookaholics Anonymous. I figure the more people I know who are doing it, the less chance I will just give up halfway because my fingers are about to drop off.
So, if anyone is interested, my profile name is Write_Obsession. Add me if you like and I will try to add you. I have no idea how to do this as yet but I will figure it out!