Wednesday, November 10, 2010


A few years ago, when I decided to write seriously—not just silly poems, stories for my kids or essays for school—some of my writing friends were talking about nano something. I nodded and smiled like I knew what they meant. But I completely did NOT.

Eventually, I figured out that it entailed writing. Still, my slow brain did not clue in to what they were talking about.

Somewhere, somehow, I stumbled upon the mystery of nanowrimo. You have to write a novel in a month, or at least 50,000 words. Okay, go ahead psycho writers. Have fun with that.

Then, I found out what the crazy word meant—National Novel Writing Month. That makes way more sense. Still, I did not have a desire to participate.

Until now. I think an insane alien took over my body and signed me up, because that was definitely NOT me. I cursed the alien.

And then, November 1 came. I couldn't just blow this off. I had to start writing. So I sat in front of a blank screen and let my fingers go.

Guess what? I'm not pumping out words like some do, but I'm kicking my own tush. I'm even ahead of schedule.

What gives? I have NO idea, but I AM having the most fun I've had in a very long time.

So . . . GO NANOWRIMO! And everyone who has chosen to live in front of your computer screen this month, too!


  1. Hi Shari!! I love your new layout.

    And way to go on NaNo! I agree, it's kind of fun to have this zany goal. I'm not burning the midnight oil, but I feel like I have some momentum going.

  2. Ooh yay! Way to go! What's the new one about? Can't wait to see you at the party in December. :)

  3. Wow. Congrats! I did NanoWriMo last year and thoroughly enjoyed the process. I have at least three more ideas I want to flesh out there, on top of the rewrite of last year's book. But this year I'm up to my eyeballs in book promotion, so that will have to be my contribution to the literary world this year!

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today. I loved all your comments, and am so appreciative of your enthusiasm toward my artwork.

  4. I'm not doing Nano this year. I have school work, but I am always so impressed by those who do. Way to go Shari!!! =)

  5. Hooray, Shari! Way to go and kick some Nano tail! ;)

  6. ...a tedious work schedule and upcoming release has gotten in the way of participating, but love reading up on the adventures of my writing peers during WriMO:)

    Good luck!

  7. This is awesome! That's what NaNo's all about, I think. Pushing us up to and past our own limits and helping us discover what we're capable of. YAY for you!!

    I love your new look here, too Shari! Beautiful ~ just like you!


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