Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Getting Ready for NaNoWrMo

My husband and daughter are both doing NaNoWrMo (National Novel Writing Month) this year. They are each going to attempt to write a 50,000 word novel in November. So I am preparing to be a NaNo widow. I checked out a stack of library books yesterday and am thinking about what I can do by myself on Saturdays. So far, I've decided to get the oil changed and the tires rotated the first Saturday. I'm hoping I can come up with better ideas for the rest of the month!

My daughter wanted me to do NaNoWrMo as well, but I know my limits. I've attempted fiction writing, and it's not something I really enjoy. So now she's trying to get me to do BlogOWrMo, and write an entry on my blog every day in November. I also have a friend who recently started posting an entry on her blog every day, and told me I should do the same. This friend has six kids, so she's not buying the "I'm too busy" line from me. And it is fun to read her blog every day.

So I am giving in to the pressure. Starting next Monday, Nov. 1, I will post something every day. So don't expect any deep thoughts...I can't come up with one of those every 24 hours! And I'm also going to have to figure out how to post photos here. My friend sometimes posts a photo of one of her kids doing something funny or interesting with a caption. That seems like an easy way to get in a daily post. Of course, my photos won't be so good, because the rest of my family will be sitting in front of computers all month...that doesn't make for an interesting picture! But I'll come up with something.

See you in November!


  1. Woo hoo! I'm looking forward to reading your blog in November!

  2. Woo hoo! I'm looking forward to reading your blog after November! :D

  3. I would go with a massage or something one of the Saturdays. I mean if they are going to be too busy for you, you have to get some pampering somewhere!

    I am so excited about your upcoming blog posts! Pictures are such an easy way to get a post in. Even pictures of somewhere you've been or outdoor pictures are neat to look at, especially for those of us who have never seen where you live.

    Other fun ideas I've seen on blogs are "Not Me Monday" or "Wordless Wednesday". You could come up with themes like that. I would like to try that one of these days. :) Have fun with it, I will have fun reading your posts no matter what they are about!