Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The NaNo Wipe

Yikes! I almost forgot to post tonight. >_> ay yi yi, that's what happens when your brain checks out in the middle of the week. ^_^ 

Anyway, never mind, just read the title and keep on reading...

If you're a Wrimo, you know what I'm talking about. It's that time of year again! The forums over at NaNoWriMo are wiped yearly. The weekend it happens is a flurry of busy-ness and unbelievable hyperactivity. I am especially looking forward to it this year, because I've finally given in to my "NaNo" bug. Usually, it doesn't bug me until the last week in October.

This year? It attacked me head-on in September. I was quite tempted to hunt it with a big stick and a can of whipped topping. But of course, it was cute and fluffy and something I wanted to start writing since last year, so my head has been buried with plot bunnies, stray characters and random snippets of dialogue that don't match up with anything.

This year, I think it's bad. Really bad.

And I'm absolutely loving it! :P

The hype on the forums is addicting, from threads about burritos (It's a wrimo thing...) and showing off spiffy new banners, it's like a creative refill. If you are a forum addict, I'd warn you about nano. The nano forums will be more addicting than any others you've ever visited--as long as you're brave enough to jump straight into the fun and post away.

I've also finally run into my usual yearly dilemma. Finding another brilliant idea...after I've almost had the first one practically waiting to be written in my head. Er, yes. This happens to me almost every year. I think there's some mastermind behind it. One of these days I shall catch it. And then I'll interview it.

Ah, but I'm rambling today and I actually thought I'd get around to saying something that wasn't quite so random. ^_^ Eh, I'll do that tomorrow. Maybe.

We'll see. (btw, heads up, as NaNo approaches, more nano-themed posts will appear. I'll always have NaNo in the title somewhere, so if you don't want to read 'em, then skip 'em)



Joanne Sher said...

ONE of these days. Truly! I PROMISE. But almost definitely not this year. I'm IN THE MIDDLE of something!