Posting Every Day in November!

It’s October 28th, which means it’s almost that time of year again.

That’s right.

NATIONAL NOVEL WRITING MONTH 2014.

And after all the fun posting every day of November was last year, I’m doing it again! (Don’t you groan at me.)

Lots of other exciting things will also be happening during November this year, so stay tuned for those announcements too. (Some possibly coming next week?) (Not that you heard it from me.) (Shhhh, WHO TOLD YOU THAT.)

If you’re doing NaNoWriMo, I want to be your buddy so we can complain together cheer each other on! My profile: www.nanowrimo.org/participants/cavyheart

Also, you should watch our November Ch1Con Chat discussing NaNo! Info here.

And yeah. Talk to you tomorrow for this week’s Wordy Wednesday, then November (and posting every day) begins Saturday!

~Julia

NaNo Day 14: The Tale of the NaNoing Police Officer

Because I didn’t have any writing planned for today but less homework, again, than I was expecting, I decided to divide my goal of writing 3k words yesterday into a two day goal. (This was also spurred on by the fact that I’m at a sort of tricky scene I don’t know how to execute right now, so I’m just sort of slowly easing my way through it until I figured it out more.)

Meanwhile, while I was procrastinating from writing and homework alike last night, the following happened (taken from my Facebook page):

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So here I am, sitting in my room watching yesterday’s episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. at 11:00 PM while I procrastinate from writing/homework, when somebody knocks on my door. I open it expecting it to be a friend–Nope. Campus police officer. Have a mini heart attack and wonder what in the world I could be in trouble for, seeing as I am probably the least rebellious college student in the history of U of M ever. Turns out he saw my white board about NaNoWriMo and just wanted to ask me how the month was going, because he’s competing too.

Him: I’m sorry, did I just wake you up? You seem flustered.
Me (out loud): Oh, no, I’m just watching TV.
Me (internally): DUDE, YOU’RE A COP. STANDING IN MY DOORWAY. I AM IN MY PAJAMAS. I DON’T CARE IF I HAVEN’T BROKEN A LAW IN MY LIFE, I. AM. GOING. TO BE. FLUSTERED.

Upside: I now know that cops can have deep, creative souls that need NaNoWriMo in order to feel fulfilled, too.

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I am not kidding when I say mini heart attack, because seriously, how often does a police officer knock on your door in the middle of the night for a good reason? (That’s right. I’m pretty sure this was the first time ever.)

I’m off to do homework.

day 14“You’re behind :(” <–Well thank you for reminding me. I didn’t notice. 😛

~Julia

NaNo Day 1: Blogging Every Day in November

Hey there! Today’s the first day of November, which means that it’s also the first day of National Novel Writing Month, more popularly known as NaNoWriMo.

If you don’t know what NaNoWriMo is, it’s a competition during the month of November in which you try to write the first fifty thousand words of a novel. (Or you can be a NaNo Rebel and do something else writing-related during the month. The only real requirement is that you write.)

On top of participating in NaNoWriMo this year, I’m taking on the extra challenge of blogging every day in November. This is probably a bad idea, since I’m also doing fifteen credit hours this semester (with projects, papers, and tests due in all of my classes in the next couple weeks), applying to internships and study abroad programs, figuring out housing for next year, and attempting to be a functioning human being (i.e., showering and occasionally going outdoors). But you know, the challenge is half the fun (or at least that’s what I’ll be telling myself two weeks from now when I’m ready to take a sledgehammer to my laptop).

What all this means is that you can expect one blog post a day from me, every day for the next thirty days. Wednesdays posts will continue to be Wordy Wednesdays. Probably a lot of the rest of these posts will be super short and random and poorly written. Probably you won’t want to read all of them, and that’s okay–I’m sure I wouldn’t want to read all of them either (and then, you know, there’s also that pesky having time to read them thing). But I’m doing this thing anyway, and I’m excited to have you along for the adventure.

Are you participating in NaNoWriMo? If you are, what are you writing?

Feel free to add me to your buddy list on the website: www.nanowrimo.org/participants/cavyheart

(Maybe the story behind my weird username can be a later blog post.)

Current NaNoWriMo Word Count: 1,947

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~Julia