Friday, October 19, 2012
I'm Thankful Blogfest, Huge Congrats, and NaNoWriMo
It's hard to imagine a better way to start off the day than by reading wonderful news about a writer friend. That's how my day started out this morning when I read that the fantastic Tara Tyler of Tara Tyler Talks has a contract for her book POP TRAVEL! Woo-Hoo!! While reading Tara's post I could feel her joy and enthusiasm and it made me smile from ear to ear. Congratulations Tara!!!
While visiting Tara's page I learned of the I'm Thankful for my Readers blogfest that she is hosting with Vicki at Scribblings of an Aspiring Author. I think this is a wonderful idea and I can't wait to participate. I have so much to be thankful for when it comes to writing and blogging! Plus, how can anyone resist the adorable blogfest button? The mouse is too cute for words. :D
If you'd like to learn more about the fest and sign up, go here.
Finally, I know that NaNoWriMo is right around the corner and I've been kicking around the idea of signing up. In the past I normally freeze and do nothing when I try to set goals regarding word counts or daily writing, but I've always wanted to give NaNo a try because it seems to be a lot of fun due to the sense of community it brings. It seems like a great way to meet and support other writers in addition to being an opportunity for me to be more disciplined and consistent with my writing.
So I finally decided to take the plunge and sign up. I have been so sluggish and lazy when it comes to getting my WIP off the ground that I'm hoping this will help me finally get into gear. I know several of my blogger buddies are already participating so I look forward to cheering you all on as we go through the month!
ETA: If you're doing NaNo too, I'd love to be buddies. My profile is here.
Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!