Friday, November 1, 2013

Today is....

NaNoWriMo or NaNo for short. 

Have you heard of it? It is National Novel Writing Month. From November 1-30, writers are encouraged to write. Write long. Write hard. Write terrible. Write fast. Write slow. Just.Write.

Are you in? I was hoping to participate this year just for fun but life has a way of happening. Yes, I could make up my own NaNo month but I need accountability and discipline.

If you know of a young person who loves to write, there is a young person version called Camp NaNoWriMo.  It looks like it would be a really fun site to get the young excited about writing. 

In other news:

Thanksgiving is 26 days away. Last year I made my first-ever-full-size turkey. You can read of my adventures here. Last year our young said we (insert I) need to make the turkey again. Why is it the young don't realize how much work is involved. I think the young shall help this year! 

A baby shower is 37 days away!!! One of our nieces and her husband is having a baby. You know, a little human. That same little human who turns your life upside-down, inside-out and ruins you in a good way. I can't wait meet this younin' in person in February.  

Christmas is only 53 days away. 53 days, People! I know. Right?! I vote for making Christmas a simple day. A meaningful yet simple day. We get so busy running here, running there we lose focus on what the day truly represents. Christ's birth. Noel! Noel! But, instead it becomes running to this house and that and making sure we have all the presents. Nothing wrong with seeing our loved ones and giving a gift. Don't get me wrong. But, sometimes it overtakes what is really the meaning. Drops mic and walks away...

And, you're welcome for all this informative (read...boring) information. It's a good thing I am not participating in NaNo this you can see, "I got nothin'"!

1 comment:

  1. Yay! I feel privileged our baby shower made your countdown list! The little one is excited to meet you, too :)

    I can't believe the holidays are coming so quickly. Wowsers.

    Love the idea of encouraging people to focus on writing this month! Speaking of which, I haven't done the best job of getting my blog up and running...