Thursday, November 1, 2007

NaNoWriMo is upon us! And, non-sexy Halloweenies.

I love November. It's when I set out to write an entire novel in a month. I have never won, yet I keep plugging along. I'm very close to finishing the first draft of my first novel; today I plan on writing about 2,000 words. I have no words so far.

I think NaNoWriMo's great, because it offers an open challenge to anyone who wants to join. So, kids in school are writing their novels alongside 80-year-olds, who are talking on the forums to the weird goth kid who lives next door to them. NaNoWriMo takes a very personal act and uses it to bring people together through forums, write-ins, parties, and competition.

In other news, I noticed a lot of posts in the blogosphere and media about sexy costumes. The Tampa Tribune, where I'm interning, posted an article about risque costumes and young girls. College wrote about older girls and "slutty" costumes.

Being the original ghoul I am, I decided to be a little sexy while still letting my creative juices flow. I was a Fight Club Fairy. No fairies were harmed last night. At least not by me.


WKnapik said...

I went as myself this halloween.It was a very cheap costume because I had everything I needed lying around the house.Your costume was a little better than mine though.

Have fun with NaNoWriMo.I couldn't do that.My attention span just isn't that long.

Moonlight P said...

I was a fairy too ;)

and good luck with NaNoWrimo, I'm the same as you, just a great reason to get the pen flowing. I've got about 430 words so far which is better than nothing! xx

Wendy Withers said...

430 words is better than nothing! One year, I went through most of the event with 0 words.