Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Happy November!

November is here, and I know tons of writers are participating in NaNoWriMo this month. I'm not one of them, as I discovered when I tried to do May - You Write Your Novel last summer that those kinds of challenges don't work out well for me. I seem to end up unable to write a single word, and respond by hiding in my closet, shaking and muttering about word counts. ;)

But for everyone who is participating, I wish you all the best of luck, and I am looking forward to cheering you on as you write your novels!

For my own November challenge, I decided to sign up for NaBloPoMo, which stands for National Blog Posting Month, and post every day in November.

I tried this way back in January when I first started this blog, and only made it about five days. But now that I have more blogging experience under my belt, I thought I would give it another try. We'll see if I can make it past the first week.

I thought this would be a great time to try NaBloPoMo again, as the site has moved to the BlogHer publishing network, and there will be a party going on all month to celebrate NaBloPoMo's move. The theme of the month is "blogging for blogging's sake," and I thought that sounded like a fun theme to try. There will also be writing prompts and, best of all, prizes! :D

I also thought the timing could be good for me, as I have been so scattered and unorganized lately with my blogging that I hope this will help me get back to more of a regular pace and schedule. Last week's great Killer Character's Blogfest reminded me how much I enjoy blogging and how much fun it can be, so I want to continue with that spirit.

So I'm jumping in to NaBloPoMo with both feet, and we'll see where I'm at when it's time to turn the calendar over to December. I think this is going to be a fun month.

One post down!


  1. I just wanted to thank you for sharing a lot of great ideas and information! Great blog!

  2. Cool! I think I did that last year - in fact I'm wondering if that's how I found your blog. I can't remember. Good luck!

    I am doing PiBoIdMo (picture book idea month - we think up a picture book idea every day of the month).

  3. @Richard, oh, you're welcome! Thank you, I really appreciate your comment!

    @Michelle, thanks! Oh, I think we met through the A-Z Challenge if I remember right. I only know it wasn't this as I wasn't blogging yet last November LOL. I hadn't heard of PiBoldMo, that sounds fun! Good luck with it!

  4. What a fun idea! This is the first I've heard of it. If you're looking for more ideas, you could register for I Love Dark YA blogfest starting tomorrow and running each Wed until the end of the month. It's going to be fun!
    Thanks again for participating in our blogfest!

  5. Oh, Julie, you go!

    What is it about November that makes people so ambitious?!

    Looking forward to those first five days. Hehe. Kidding. You'll do great. :)

  6. Thanks--I'm doing NaNo. At least I'm going to try it again, but I don't know what's going to happen.
    Good luck with the NaBloPoMo. You can do it!

    Tossing It Out

  7. Hi Julie .. good luck - I'm sure you'll succeed - it's fun reading all the blog posts re Nano and other challenges - your NaBloPoMo .. enjoy it - cheers Hilary

  8. Oh good luck, Julie! I can barely do a post a week! Takes so much thought. I'm sure it is great for honing your sklls :)

  9. No NANO for me either and I admire your posting challenge. And I'm with you, when I must do something I can't. :)
    Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

  10. Good luck Julie! I am planning on doing this also. Have done it in past. Let's see how it works out this time:) Looking forward to reading your posts.

  11. @ER, oh, thanks for the recommendation on the blogfest, I had not heard about that one! And thanks again for hosting last week, that really helped me get back in gear with blogging, I've been all over the place the past few months.

    @LG, thanks! LOL, I wouldn't be surprised if I am already done by tomorrow. ;)

    @Lisa, thanks!!

    @Lee, thank you, and best of luck on NaNo, I hope you will be able to finish and have a great time with it!

    @Hilary, thank you, and I agree, it's fun reading about these challenges.

    @CaroSCAT, thank you!! I just feel I need to get back on track with my writing so I hope this will help me get more disciplined again. We'll see LOL.

    @Jules, LOL, the writing challenge was definitely not the right choice for me, I made myself so nervous about it I couldn't write a word LOL. Thank you!

    @Scriber's, thanks, and good luck to you too! It will be fun to cheer each other on. :)

  12. Good luck, Julie! This sounds like a fun blogfest but I'm doing NaNo this year. I'm actually "rebelling" and expanding and finishing my Camp NaNo novel instead of starting from scratch. Slow going so far...

  13. I've read so much about NanNO but I know Icouldn't achieve it but good luck to you.


  14. @Madeline, oh, good luck with your novel! I hope the slow going won't last and the writing will pick up for you as the month goes on. Best of luck!!

    @Yvonne, thanks so much, I appreciate it!

  15. Have fun with NaBlo!

    I can't believe it's November. Where did October go?

  16. @Mary, ha ha, I know, I've been wondering the same thing. I can't believe 2011 is almost over!


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