Thursday, November 26, 2009

Novembers past, present, and...

I put on my NaNoWriMo t-shirt today for the first time in a long time and realized it's been three years since the madness. Sadly, it wasn't until several hours later that I realized it's been EXACTLY three years. See, this is November, and this is NaNoWriMo month.

(Oddly enough, when I was looking up old posts to link to, I realized I'd also called it madness then. Yeah, there's really just no better word for it.)

I stopped by the NaNo site to see if they are still selling the 2006 shirt (they're not), and happened upon a discussion board that caught my interest. Long story short, I found this and it made me giggle:

"One wordcount to rule them all
One website to find them
One month to bring them all
And in NaNoWriMo bind them
-- SynapticJam"

I don't know who SynapticJam is, but well done, my friend. Well done.

Oh, and my story? Yeah. I haven't worked on it since the summer before last. That makes me a little sad. But it's still percolating. I've had several ideas for it and am keeping them in a safe place (but not a place I'll remember where they are, mom). My more recent writing news is that I'm planning on submitting two of my short fiction pieces I've written this semester for my fiction class to the UIS Literary Journal. And after that, who knows? Further news: I wrote a short story based in Glockenspiel in the Forests of Waldweg and my teacher (who used to be an editor for fiction journals and who taught my Children's Lit class) loved it. She told me to polish it up a bit and submit it. So that's extremely encouraging. I'm not sure where I'd submit it, but I'm looking into it. So, while it's not quite NaNoWriMo, all is not quiet on the writing front.


Chris said...

If this was Facebook, I'd click "Like"!

Angela said...

November 1st I was kind of sad because I think I should have done NaNo, but I chickened out. Mostly because the only thing I can think about these days is my new story and I just couldn't imagine sitting down to write and not writing the one I'm currently (not)writing.
Doing NaNoWriMo was an awesome experience, and I'm so grateful I got to share it with you. You are a talented writer, and I look forward to seeing more of your work.