Monday, October 31, 2011

NaNoWriMo 2011

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I know it's totally silly and geeky, but I love this time of year. November has always been a favorite month of mine when we lived in the US. I love the Autumn weather and colors, I love the pumpkins, & Thanksgiving. Since discovering NaNo, there's just one more thing to love about November! Of course my family will say that it's also the month of my birthday which makes it pretty cool too..

This year, though, I didn't think I could participate in Nano. I mean, it was on my list and I really wanted to do it, but the our big move came up and I had this senior blonde moment as a friend use to call it and thought Nano started in October. I mean it was a major moment because the No in Nano does stand, after all, for November!

Thanks to a few, much more with it, homeschooling friends around the globe I was quickly brought up to date on the whole No stands for November. I'm so glad that those who also play along in this crazy event are much more with it then I was, because man I was feeling really bummed out that I couldn't participate!

So, for those of you in the dark, Nano starts on November 1st in your own country. When you register you can select your country from a drop down box, and generally your time/region. Unless you live in Tasmania. Then you get lumped into this funny odd box known as Everywhere Else. Gotta love it!

I am determined, this year, to bend and shape my characters into submission fitting them within the covers of my novel, instead of permitting them to climb out and ride on the spine. Really, you'd think they'd have more respect then that, but there must be a lot more value in the old saying, "The pen is mightier then the sword." or something like that.

How about you, are you Nanoing?

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