In Case You're Wondering...

I'm still here. Remember those books I listed in my previous post? Yep, I am busy reading and reading some more. 5 books so far...lots more to finish before November 1st. Expect a lot of book reviews coming your way the month of November. (Which is perfect since I'm doing NaNoWriMo this year, and I doubt I'll have time to blog much.)

What's that? You don't know what NaNoWriMo is? I didn't either until I saw the frenzy on Twitter over a month ago about getting ready for this whatchamacallit annual event. So of course, crazy, curious cat person that I am, I had to go and check it out. And sign myself up without even thinking it thoroughly. I already told hubs last week I'm doing this writing thing next month, and even though his eyes were mostly glazed over, sweet as he is, the first thing he asked me when I was done explaining was: What can I do for you? 

See? See why I married the guy? *envy me* haha! 

So. NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month. It's not a contest, per se. More like a challenge you do with a bunch of other crazies writers. The goal is simple: Write 50,000 words in a month. If we must simplify this, that would be approximately 1700 words everyday. Sounds doable? Perhaps. I'm a slow writer but highly motivated when given a deadline. So we'll see how it goes.

Alright, I'm going back to my reading. Must build up my ammunition (words) before the real writing begins.

By Debbie Ridpath Ohi

See ya on the flip side!

Are you doing NaNo too?


Lori M. Lee said...

haha, that's a great little comic. Good luck with NaNo! :D

J. A. Bennett said...

I totally envy you! I went to my husband and said, what would think if I wrote 50,000 words in a month and he was like "Um, does this mean I have to watch the kids every night?" Seriously my husband is a great guy and I'm sure he would be willing to help, although I'm not sure I'm willing to stick my neck out on the line and do it. I will be inspired by others, however. :)

Angela V. Cook said...

I'd love to do it! But . . . I have to be honest with myself, it's just not doable. It takes me an hour (on a good day) to write 500 words. Also, I don't write on the weekends (family time), so I would have to punch out over 2,000 words/day, which translates to a minimum of 4 hours of writing/day. I just don't have that kind of time :o( On that note, I think it's a great challenge and I'm wishing everyone who is doing it good luck and hapy writing! :o)

i'm erin. said...

good luck with Nano! I'm going to spend the moth editing.

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Peggy Eddleman said...

Aww! Your husband is so sweet! Have fun with all your book reading! And I'm excited for you to do NaNo.

Miranda Hardy said...

Yes, I will be taking part this year. It will be quite a challenge and I have not completed it before.

julie fedderson said...

Yay for a hubs who gets it!! I'm still undecided on NaNo, but it might be worth a shot!

Bethany C. said...

I cannot WAIT to hear how this goes for you. And your hubs...what a love bug. Tell him you would like your cocktails served in purple, goat-hooved glasses all week ;)

Sarah Pearson said...

I've signed up for the first time. Now, all I need is an outline ...

Jemi Fraser said...

I'm probably going to cave in and join - even though I'm REALLY trying to finish up this other ms. But... it's NANO!! I've done it the last 3 years & love it :)

Jenny Phresh said...

I'm doing it! I'm glad we are in it together. Rah for your husband...he gets big points.

T.S. Welti said...

You know, I have about 50-some-thousand words left for the book two draft. I may just sign up for NanoWriMo. Oh gosh, what have you gotten me into. :O

Barbara Kloss said...

Your hubby is AMAZING!!! Pat him on the back for me, eh? :D And I'm so excited for you to NaNo! Have fun :D

cherie said...

Thanks, guys! And to you fellow nanoers, I'll come looking for you soon so we can buddy up. ;)

<3 <3 <3

Patricia Marques said...

Haha! The comic :D good luck on your NaNo!

Abby Fowers said...

LOL! Love that comic! I wish I was doing nanowrimo. I think I may be doing it in December instead - after I finish finals. Good luck!

LisaAnn said...

Hahaha, I love that comic! I was really intending to do NaNo this year, but I got scared and chickened out, because my Muse tends to be a fickle b*tch, and I was afraid I'd piss her off... :)

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