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NaNoWriMo

Hello, my writing peeps!

Just a quick question, and feel free to wipe me off the planet if this is the last thing any of you want to know about/discuss etc:

Is anybody contemplating taking on NaNoWriMo this year? I've thought about it in the past, but this year, I think I'm finally in a place where I can actually do this - even though it requires planning, and even worse, a plot.

It's just, I think I might need some encouragement, you know? Maybe somebody who can shoot me an email, or daily PM or something like that. A visual kick in the arse, as it were. I'm willing to return the favour, if needed! I know I can't spend all day on social media, cause that defeats the purpose of setting a writing goal, but as much as the family is behind me (meaning, in theory, but the reality is a different beast), you guys are my best bet for success, I think.

Also, does anyone know if bluespirit on AO3 is here on LJ? I need to contact her(?) and ask a question, but it doesn't need to be out there for all the world to read.

Ta - and many happy words to you all. :)

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asphaltcowgrrl
Oct. 30th, 2014 04:20 pm (UTC)
For me, work begins to get crazy in November, so getting anything done is next to impossible. And, for some WTF reason, my kids have exactly TWELVE days of school this next month. I'm not sure what genius made this year's schedule, but they could have done better than that. LOL

Anyway, I'm thrilled that you feel like you're in a place to take on this challenge finally! I wish you all the luck!!
usakiwigirl
Oct. 30th, 2014 05:13 pm (UTC)
I'm plotting, and I'm planning - three whole pages in a notebook already filled with scribbled notes, and chapter outlines. That's so not me! The term pantser in the dictionary has my picture next to it, lol.

The only jobs available where I'm living are full-time, high-stress jobs where my husband works, and that's what made me sick last year. I'm lucky in that I don't have to work in order for us to survive, and doubly lucky in that my remaining child living at home is old enough to manage on his own, mostly.

This is nit to say things are going to be smooth sailing; we are sponsoring a newcomer to the country at some point this month, when we're still relative newcomers ourselves. That's going to suck up a fair bit of my time. And the president of this fair land died this week, so the country has gone into collective mourning, with the possibility of civil unrest tossed in for good measure. I have no idea how that's going to affect my plans.

But I'm still looking forward to trying, lol!
asphaltcowgrrl
Oct. 30th, 2014 05:31 pm (UTC)
Go for it! I'm not a plotter either, so I feel your pain on that one. It's always amusing though, because I beta read for a lady who is the epitome of plotter.

Yikes, in that case, I'm thankful too that you guys are able to make ends meet without a need for you to work. Money is nice, necessary even, but if it makes you sick, there is no point.

Ugh, nothing is ever easy though, is it? Sounds like you have your plate full and then all the mess with the country itself can't be any fun either. I'm sorry to hear of the passing of your president (unless you didn't like him hah), and I pray that the civil unrest, if it occurs, is mild and easily contained. The last thing anyone needs is that kind of malarkey. :)

Look at it this way: NaNoWriMo is going to be your distraction, your refuge, from the real world for the next month. :)
usakiwigirl
Oct. 30th, 2014 06:12 pm (UTC)
Oh, he's not my president, love. I'm a nice peaceful Kiwi, but I'm stuck moving around with the US government, and sometimes we end up in odd places. Currently we're in Zambia, previously we were in Uzbekistan.

But yes, I think it might get a little crazy around here for a little while. My fingers are crossed that it doesn't really hit the fan, and necessitate a forced evac out of the country. Hey, stranger things have happened in saner countries.

NaNo is definitely going to be my refuge - and it's possible I might drag all of you along for the ride in the crazy train! :)
asphaltcowgrrl
Oct. 30th, 2014 08:03 pm (UTC)
I discovered that after I went and stalked your profile. Hah (and btw, you're only 3 years older than I am). Yeah, I'll say you've ended up in some odd places, but it's cool, too.

I'll cross mine too. Some upheaval is expected after something like that, but hopefully it won't get scary. And no kidding. Where I live, two police officers were attacked while having lunch at a pizza place. Sheesh, what is wrong with the world?

Hey... I have nothing better going on here, so drag away. :)
usakiwigirl
Oct. 31st, 2014 08:13 pm (UTC)
Hope you have your iron undies on then, cause it's likely to be a bumpy road!
asphaltcowgrrl
Oct. 31st, 2014 08:22 pm (UTC)
Bring it! :D
usakiwigirl
Oct. 31st, 2014 08:37 pm (UTC)
LJ needs a giant freakin' thumbs up, cause I just want to "like" your comment!

It's on.
asphaltcowgrrl
Oct. 31st, 2014 08:40 pm (UTC)
HAHAHAHA! I guess you'll have to settle for my icon then. :)

*rubs hands together* I. Can't. Wait.
usakiwigirl
Oct. 31st, 2014 08:44 pm (UTC)
Ok, you win. I mean, I could start an icon war, but it's late, and I'm tired. I haven't had nearly enough margaritas to make it worth my while, AND I STILL HAVE TO DO THOSE CHAPTER PLOTS, DAMN IT.

asphaltcowgrrl
Oct. 31st, 2014 09:10 pm (UTC)
You win, hands down, by bringing out the Dread Pirate Roberts. :)

I'd offer to make you another round, but I'm out of tequila. Used the last of it on my chicken wings the other night. So uh... *holds out some Halloween candy* Trick or treat?

GET ON THOSE CHAPTER PLOTS!

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