Wednesday, October 10, 2007


This is a writing time for me. Autumn is my favorite season, and it really symbolizes a time to go within, to turn inside, and delve into the interior world of self and being. This is exactly the type of feeling I need to focus intensely on my writing. I plan to be very prolific this season.

On the note, I just signed up for NaNoWriMo! What is that? It sounds really weird, like some nanobot weirdo convention thingy.

Well, in an odd way, it's not that really, but maybe kinda like that...

NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month. It kicks off November 1st and is sponsored by an non-profit organization of writers who think it's cool to rally writers together to commit to writing a novel in a month.
They have a cool website that allows you, as a registered (free) writer, to post your writings, meet other participating writers (online), contribute to and read forums, chat, and share your presence as a WRITER.

It's a convention of writers, sharing their writing in the digital cyber realm of so it is a kind of nanobot weirdo tech geek thing, in a way...

My awesome, fiercly articulate, and incredible writer friend, Barbara Ann O'Leary, told me about it and encouraged me to join. I've heard her talking about it since I met her at the Bloomington Women's Writing Center in 2005. She wore a button that said I write novels. And I thought that was totally cool.

So, I'm signed up, registered, I have a commitment, and I'm going to write 1666 words a day, every day in in the month of November.

I already have my novel title, When the Warrior Comes Home. The character, Sidra, is a heroine I've worked with in my writings in the past, and this time, she has a lot to learn about internal transformation and challenging her limiting beliefs.
I think you'll like it! I can't wait to share it.
I can't wait to write it!


You can keep track of my progress, starting on Novemeber 1st, by going to my NaNoWriMo page.

If you are feeling bold and inspired and want to try it out, go to the NaNoWriMo website and register to commit to writing a novel in November!

The idea of the event is that you are WRITING. Not editing, planning, reviewing, plotting, organizing, or even thinking about what you are writing. It's just to get it all written. Anything that comes out, no matter what. The point is, like Natalie Goldberg encourages, in her Writing Down the Bones, to get it down, do the Down Draft. Then, later, in December, or later next year in 2008, you can fix it up, do the Up Draft.

Are you ready?


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