November is National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo for short. That means all over the country, intrepid writers and wannabe writers (and I mean wannabe in the best sense) are courageously setting goals to write lots of words every day (as in thousands of words every day). Some great books will come of it, I’m sure. Some ridiculous drivel will come of it as well. But I venture that even the drivelers will grow because they stretched themselves. Ever since I learned of this marvelous thing where thousands of people decide to write the book they’ve always dreamed of writing, I have wanted to participate. So far, I never have. First because I didn’t make the time to do it, and then later because I realized that I didn’t want to write a novel, I wanted to write nonfiction. Now why not just write my nonfiction book instead of a novel? Well because it’s National NOVEL writing month, and I cannot over come the internal dissonance of writing a nonfiction instead of a novel when the name is Novel. Can’t do it.
It’s also National Blog Posting Month, or NaNoBloPo. NaNoBloPo sounds a bit less cool than NaNoWriMo, and is hard to say, so a genius started calling it Nano Poblano, which upped the cool factor and is a better fitted name for a light hearted enterprise.
I’ve decided to participate in Nano Pobalno. I’m not sure how I’m gonna do it with newborn twins and hurricane Nina, but I’m giving it my all because
1. I’ll get to be part of this cool group and meet new awesome bloggers (and they’ll meet me.)
Also 2. because I can use my 30 days of blog posts as essay/rough drafts for bits of the book I’ve wanted to write for 10 years. It’s time to get those thoughts in type so they can live! Maybe the book idea will turn out to be better as a great informational website. I would love to know your comments and thoughts, so please share them with me as the month goes along.
The book/possible website will be all about designing, planning, and building houses for people who want to have (or who do have) more than 2 children. I think there is a great need for this information! I even want to have sample house plans available for families who could use them. It’s gonna be great.
But first, it has to begin.
(**whispers: I’m so excited!**)