fangirljen: (Touching possibilities)
Hi there!

You probably have heard me talk about the NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). This is my sixth year doing it and I love it so much. The object of the NaNoWriMo is to write 50,000 words in thirty days. That translates to 1,667 words a day. The NaNoWriMo is put on by the great people of the Office of Letters and Light, a nonprofit organization which does a lot more than put on the NaNoWriMo every November. They put on a number of different free creating writing programs for kids and adults in classrooms, communities, and libraries around the world. The Office of Letters and Light needs our help to continue doing their fine deeds. In addition to my writing efforts, I will be helping in fundraising.

Every dollar I raise will keep my spirits high as I write my way towards the realization of my creative goals. More importantly, your contribution will help National Novel Writing Month and its Young Writers Program create a more engaged and inspiring world. Please help me raise money for this wonderful cause.
For more information about the NaNoWriMo and the Office of Letters and Light, please check out: http://www.nanowrimo.org

Be sure to check out the Fund-o-Metter to see exactly where your donation dollars go!

If you donate through me, I will reward you with special gifts of thanks.

Read my gifttool account for further details
fangirljen: (be strong and be brave)
My poor LJ. *pets it* It's gotten all dusty. I've been either offline hanging out with friends doing writing things (whee, writing things!) and posting regularly to [livejournal.com profile] writerfangirl, my writing journal. I have regular NaNo updates. I'm very serious about this NaNo, more serious about it than last year. And I'm chugging along. I'm over the quota I need today and I still have six pages I need to type. That'll number be larger, too because I'm going to be writing more.

It's kind of sad: despite being ahead, I'm feeling behind. There are more than a few people I know who have already surpassed the 50,000. One woman I saw has over 80,000. It makes me want to work twice as hard. I'm only shooting for 20,000 by Monday, but I'm wondering if I should make that 25,000 and then try to finish the novel by next Sunday. :D All written by the 15th or the 16th and then I can get back to the novel I was working on last year. That second one will strictly apply to the [livejournal.com profile] autumnwrite. I like knowing that I can do 150,000 in four months. I'm devoting my life to writing and it's a really wonderful thing.

Pre-NaNo

Oct. 30th, 2008 11:43 pm
fangirljen: (Rest)
I don't think this should surprise me, but it kinda does: I'm super excited about NaNoWriMo this year. I didn't win last year and I fully intend to do that this year. I don't have a clear plot worked out, but I have a couple of characters and I feel really good about my story. I want to see where things work out. And I'm expecting anything to happen. That is, I don't know what is gonna happen, but I can't wait to find out! :D
fangirljen: (Portrait of a Girl)
NaNoWriMo Time! Chris Baty has things up and running after a bit of a slow start. I guess servers were down for a few days. Oops. But it's back! I'm feeling optimistic about it. Still have no clue what I'm gonna be writing. But as I'm supposed to be doing the [livejournal.com profile] autumnwrite I should have some ideas when Nov finally rolls around. I have writing implements for it. Will need more pens, though. And I want to get [livejournal.com profile] writerfangirl, my writing journal, spiffed out with paid status and 100 icons for a couple of months. I hope to get that done soonish. Probably on the 31st, if I have to wait until then. Depends on how October goes, really. I'm only working once this coming week. But I'm hoping for the best, will be job searching like a mad person, and selling more stuff on e-Bay. :)

Hm. Somehow this post turned into a description of where I am at the moment. Blast. I was talking about writing. :( Anyways...if you have done NaNoWriMo before, you should sign up again. If you haven't done NaNoWriMo before, you should sign up for the first time. Lots of fun. 50,000 words in thirty days. Not as impossible as you might think. Plus, when everybody else is doing it with you, it makes for more fun. This is me on the official site. Please feel free to friend. :) And my journal, too: [livejournal.com profile] writerfangirl. Maybe in the next couple of days I'll think of something to write. :)
fangirljen: (Nathan and Heidi)
Still feeling like I haven't accomplished much. Well, I did a lot of sleeping today. That should count for something--only I still feel so exhausted after I wake up. I blame it on staying up really late and the bloody heat. The heat's just evil. Too many days have been over 100.

One good thing I did do, just did in fact, was make a post about NaNoWriMo on my writing journal, [livejournal.com profile] writerfangirl. Anybody out there who's thinking about doing NaNoWriMo this year? I've done two years in a row now over on [livejournal.com profile] rachelcaine's journal, [livejournal.com profile] nanonov. Great community over there. Rachel also gives writing advice (she's published...erm, I want to say at least twenty novels, a few short stories, articles, etc), offers prize drawings for the people who meet the weekly challenge, and has, in the past, offered a cool incentive for those who finish the 50,000 word requirement: a dedication in her book. :D I didn't make it in 2005, but I got listed in a book this year for 2006. In fact, there was a mess up and I got both my real name and my LJ name in there. *L* Sorry about that, Rachel. I also want to hold a comm, one that is just for my friends and me, though. That would be [livejournal.com profile] pesky_muse.

I'm feeling good about this. It's early Sept. and I'm making these plans for Nov. It's better to start early, though. Trust me on this. Helps soo much!

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