National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is nigh upon us. The past several years I’ve taken my best shot at writing 50,000 words in November. I have failed miserably. It’s okay. I’ve either jumped on at the last second with the barest idea of a story in my head, or I’ve casually approached it. “Sure, I’ll give it a go. Maybe I will. Maybe I won’t.” Perhaps some people can use the word “maybe” in conjunction with NaNoWriMo and come out at the end of November with 50,000 words, but I am not that person. And since I am trying to be more honest with myself, although I WANT to be that person who “wins”, I know it’s not gonna happen this year. November is too busy with birthdays and holidays and I am just not prepared for this.
But, I still kinda want to join in with all the NaNoWriMo fun. So I’m doing my own thing. I’m going to write for fifteen minutes every day in November. That’s it. Not an hour, not even half an hour: FIFTEEN MINUTES. Fifteen minutes is completely reasonable. I can even write for fifteen minutes on Thanksgiving.
SO. WHO WANTS TO JOIN ME?!
“Hmmm, this sounds like a good idea and 15 minutes is doable, but I still want a prize or something.”
WELL HAVE I GOT GOOD NEWS FOR YOU! As an incentive, I will be giving out gifs every day you write at least 15 minutes. Because gifs are the best. Look, I even made a Tumblr for it. I’ll post the gif-of-the-day on Tumblr, and you can reblog it once you write your 15 minutes.
“But Chrissssstttiiiinnneeee, I’m not on Tumblr.”
Fine. You can tell me on Twitter and I will send you the gif there. If I love you I will probably do that anyway. It will probably even be personalized.
“I’m not on Twitter.”
I don’t know why you’re here then. Do I even know you?
“But what if I write 15 minutes EVERY DAY in November? WHAT IS MY GRAND PRIZE, CHRISTINE?”
I DON’T KNOW I’M STILL WORKING ON IT MAYBE A PERSONALIZED VINE BECAUSE I AM GREAT AT MAKING REALLY DUMB VINES.
There. I think that’s all. If you want to join me for NaWri15Mo, leave a comment or tell me on Twitter. LET’S HOLD EACH OTHER ACCOUNTABLE AND ENCOURAGE EACH OTHER AND LET’S MAKE STUFF AND WIN PRETTY PRETTY GIFS, OKAY? Okay.
ATTENTION ATTENTION THIS IS NEW STUFF I HAVE EDITED TO ADD THIS IMPORTANT NEW INFORMATION
OKAY SO YOU PEOPLE WANT TO DO THIS THIS IS GREAT THIS IS AWESOME I AM EXCITED!
FIRST OFF–you should go sign up here.
Two–visit this post for more info and answers to FAQ.
Thirdly–Here is a blog badge/button complete with the code you need to put it on your blog/website. Proclaim your NaWri15Mo participation and be inspired by Robert Preston leaning and pointing his finger at you.
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Okay I for reals think that is it. YAY LET US DO THIS THING!