Friday, May 31, 2013

JuNoWriMo FTW!

After years of resisting NaNoWriMo (because who in their right mind attempts to write a book in a month?!), I've decided to give into peer pressure (cause I'm cool like that, you know, I'm smooth like that) and join JuNoWriMo, the summer time equivalent to NaNo.

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Why am I giving in now? Whelp, it's gonna be a billion degrees outside and the kids will be stuck indoors for most of the summer, sooooo, I think the real question is: Why the heck NOT?!
All the lame jokes and rambling aside, there are some actual reasons I've decided to join in the madness.  What be they? Why thank you for asking! Let me splain:

1. The community is amazing. Writers supporting writers is something you just can't beat. 
2. The goal, while frightening, is reasonable once you do the math. 50,000 words in 30 days works out to roughly 1667 words a day. 
3. Did I mention I *heart* the community aspect? Well, I do. 
4. I *heart* book reading challenges. They encourage me, while at the same time push me toward my ultimate reading goal. So, why not try a writing one? 
5. I need to do SOMETHING. This is the SOMETHING I am choosing to do. 

In summation: 

I know the next month is going to be a roller coaster of emotions. It's gonna get ugly. Ain't no doubt. 
But I'm betting whether I reach the goal or not, the next month is gonna be filled with more good times and high-fives than tears.
And who doesn't love a good high-five? 
The end.

What's that?
You're a writer too?!
A writer who's got an idea brewing in the brain-brain 
dying to be put down on paper
but your nervous & a little terrified 
& you've got a million excuses as to why you haven't started it?
Why not give JuNoWriMo a look-see?
Clickity click here to get all the deets on how to sign up.
And follow JuNo's fearless leaders,
A.E. Howard & Becca Campbell on the Tweeter. 
Join us on the dark side.
We've got cookies. 


  1. Great post! I've always wanted to do a challenge like this but November is brutal for time! Summer seemed perfect. Good luck!

    1. Thank you! Normally I read all the things in the summer time. Sorta excited about changing things up.
      And yeah, November has always struck me as the CRAZIEST time to organize a write a book in a month deal-e-o. But what do I know?
      Thanks for dropping by!

  2. Good luck with this, seems the perfect time for you Ang!
    I'm holding off until November...on this side of the world it cheers up the dull, cold, wet November for me...while I'll (hopefully) be out and about this June, as the weather's finally looking up in the UK!
    Can't wait to hear about what you're writing! :)


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