Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Insecure Writer's Support Group

I’ll bet that I’m not the first to use the Insecure Writer’s Support Group Blogfest to write about NaNoWriMo. The obvious concern is that I won’t finish, but if I park my arse in the chair for 25 days out of the thirty, that’s 25 days I haven’t written yet, and thousands of words that aren’t on the page yet. On the other hand, I’ve told several people that I’m doing this, so I certainly don’t want to go back to them with my tail between my legs.
But I also want to use this time to let you know that I won’t be around much. I’m sure that you understand that most of my extra minutes will be spent writing. I’ve been trying to get up early to have Bloffee time before Chickerdoodles gets up. I have a feeling that I won’t be too creative in my first minutes of the day, so NaNo-writing may not work. I may feel that getting inspiration from my Blogging Buddies will serve me better, but no promises. I’ll also be staying up late to write, so I could forfeit that early time.
There will be two exceptions to the November NaNo Blogging Sabbatical. This is the first (that I’m writing on Saturday), and the other is a review of a project that I think is just brilliant.
Many of you know Jessica Bell, of The Alliterative Allomorph fame. On November 11th, she will be releasing her book String Bridge on Amazon. On October 24, she released the album “Melody Hill; On the Other Side” as a soundtrack for the book. How cool is that!? Many artists I know have a “major” and a “minor;” like musicians who write, or sculptors who draw, but I haven’t heard of this before. On Oct 8th, I will be posting a review of this album, now available on ITunes.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rv-hRMA0kqQ

11 comments:

  1. The bottom link is for the Book Trailer, I'm not sure how to post video yet. Jessica's Blog is http://thealliterativeallomorph.blogspot.com/

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  2. Thanks for the mention, Will! :o) I wish you all the luck in the world for NaNo-ing! Cheers!

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  3. I agree that anyone trying NaNo is going to feel insecure. At least nothing bad happens if you don't finish. Good luck!

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  4. Interesting post and an interesting idea from Jessica.

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  5. I'm a bit wary about my NaNo success this year. I have some potential things that may interfere with my finishing on time. I wish you luck with your efforts.
    That Jessica is certainly something. She's got a lot of talent going for her.


    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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  6. Sacrifice the morning time. If you get a on roll writing at night, it will go anyway.

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  7. I'm reviewing her CD on November 16! And hey, I remember NaNo last year. It takes time to write.

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  8. If I have a busy day ahead I usually write and do my commenting at night time as not to get disturbed my doorbell/phone.
    Have a good day.
    Yvonne.

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  9. Such a great post! Love visiting your blog!

    Lola x
    http://lola-x.blogspot.com

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  10. Good luck with nano. If you are insecure about it further, we are all here to support you.

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  11. how is the writing progressing??? I can barely write a few paragraphs of a blog post, so I am envious of your writing abilities!!

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