Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Third Time's the Charm...I Hope

REMINDERS: Tomorrow's the day!!! Join us tomorrow night at 9 pm EST on the Operation Awesome Blog for a live chat on queries with the fabulous Elana Johnson!
And next week, Monday November 1st, join in a Logline Blogfest hosted by Steena Holmes - check out her post HERE for details :) See my post from yesterday HERE for help with writing loglines/hook lines.

All right, NaNoWriMo is literally just around the corner. Who's playing this year? *raises hand*

Once again, I'm going to attempt it. Now the last two years I ended up moving in November (yes, both years...I move a lot) :D In 2008, I was just moving into a new house (literally, we moved in Nov 1), and in 2009, I was packing because we were moving out of our house in Dec.

And guess what, there is a very small, slight possibility we might just be moving November....AGAIN. Argh. We haven't decided if we want to keep renting the lovely house we are in now, or buy a place near by. If we do buy, we'll be moving next month. Oy.

However, I do have a laptop this year, so there is really no excuse for not being able to participate, moving or not. Right? Riiiiiight ;-)

I haven't been able to use my little potato man word counter much since I've been editing instead of writing new material, but I think I'll break him out for NaNo :D Here he is in case you haven't seen him before:

I have him sleeping right now, as we haven't started yet, but you can make him do different things :D Very fun widget. Head to Writertopia if you want to snag him :)

And here's a link to some gorgeous NaNo wallpaper calendars. I've used the big manor house one the last two years. I think I might go Old World this year...though there is just something about that manor house pic that I LOVE. Plus it fits my story...I might need to print some of these out and just have a bunch of calendars all over the walls :D

Ooo and here's the link to the thread on the NaNo site where everyone posts calendars. I've just spent 30 minutes there, downloaded 6 of them, and still don't know which one I want to use :D *sigh*

Does anyone else have any links to fun NaNo stuff? Calendars, wallpapers, word count widgets, etc? Does anyone have a calendar that has the funny sayings on every day? :D

Come friend me if you are playing along this year! I'm michellemclean over there :D


Mary said...

Love the meter!I'm not participating so I'll just cheer you all on.

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Oh, I want me a potato dude for my wip!

I'm not participating because I've already started my project, plus I'm going away for five days. And for once I won't be working on a wip on my vacation. But my goal for the month is to complete as much of my first draft as possible. Maybe 50,000 words, but I'm beginning to doubt that. I'm a slow first drafter. :)

Good luck with the move (if you decide to do it). :D

storyqueen said...

That potato guy looks so cute!

I think I am sitting this one out....but good luck to you!


Katrina L. Lantz said...

So many fun links! I've done Nano once before, but didn't know about all the fun stuff I was missing out on by being a hermit. :) Thank you for opening my eyes a little wider!

I love the idea of a calendar just for Nano. Don't know why I didn't think of it before.

Matthew Rush said...

Oh man! So much awesome stuff, I wish I had more time ...

Elana Johnson said...

Awesome! Here's hoping we can both knock out the word count!

Lindsay (a.k.a Isabella) said...

Ooh, I didn't know about the fun stuff to use. Better go check it out and make sure I soak up everything for my first NaNo. ;-)

Melissa said...

I didn't know about all the awesome stuff on NaNo! I need to check this out, thanks!

I love potato counter!

Hope you get some good writing done come november.

Stephanie McGee said...

Good luck with NaNo! I'm too busy with school to participate. Perhaps next year.

Hope all goes smoothly with this transition.

N. R. Williams said...

Good luck with NaNo.
N. R. Williams, fantasy author

Ishta Mercurio said...

I like the potato man! I'm going to get him. And thanks for the other great links! I'm getting really excited, now.