Saturday, November 04, 2006

Other People's Writing

I read a lot of blogs. I only watch three TV shows, which Jeremy dutifully records for me when I have to work, but sometimes it's a week or more before I get around to watching them, because I am too distracted by my blogs. I tell myself that it's better than television, since it's at least marginally interactive, theoretically social, and if it's not educational, it's at least stretching my reading muscles instead of just absorbing sounds and images. That's what I tell myself, anyhow, and I'm choosing to believe it.

As some of you may know, November is National Novel Writing Month, in which participants attempt to write an entire 50,000 word novel in 30 days. I have at least two blogger friends who are participating in NaNoWriMo, and several others who I know have participated in the past and may or may not be participating again this year. So, if you feel like swinging by and giving TwilightTreader or slm76 some encouragement on their novel writing efforts (or anyone else you find doing NaNo), I'm sure they would appreciate it.

In a NaNoWriMo spin-off, some bloggers have re-dubbed November NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month), in which participants attempt to update their blogs at least once a day for the entire month. Notes to Self is a relatively new blog to my blogrolls, but K. is a fantastic writer, a Canadian in America like myself, and she could use your support as she attempts to write a post every day this month.

And, finally, in a creative, adrenaline-pumped twist on NaNoWriMo, Phil Hassey will be attempting to write an entire 50,000 word novel in just one weekend! Are you half done, yet, Phil?

Me? I'm just doing what I always do, writing too much for a few days and then disappearing for a few more. Maybe one day I'll write a novel, but no NaNo for me this year. I am, however, making an effort to comment on the blogs of people who are doing NaBlo, since if it were me, I would need all the encouragement I could get! For as we all ought to know by now, comments are the gold star stickers in the classroom chart of blogging.


philhassey said...

I gotta confess, I didn't try it this weekend. But one of the fellows in the LD group did try. I'm not sure how far he got.

There is a chance that Nan, Tim, and I might give it a go next weekend, or the weekend after. We'll see...

Jawndoejah said...

I am trying to write on that thing...oh, I'm not going to get 50,000 words. I'd have to write 2000 in a day and I want to scrutinize my words too much to do it.
D. Meisenheimer Lewis