Sorry that I’ve been so quiet for a few days. I had a quick trip with my family to South Florida to visit my brother-in-law. It was really nice to get away for 24 hours!
When I got home, I officially signed up for NaNoWriMo. Why not?! Just another online venue to publicly declare my writing goals and hopefully feel some sense of accountability to it.
But I discovered that the Orlando group was having a Kick-Off Event at a restaurant less than five minutes from my house the next day. Cool!!
I went to the event yesterday, and I was amazed that over 50 other authors were in attendance too. I did enjoy the cultish fervor among the NaNoWriMo-ites (or whatever we are supposed to call ourselves). I love being in a crowd of like-minded, equally nerdy/unique individuals. 😉
Although the sizable crowd seriously diminished any chance of my winning a door prize. (And I seriously wanted to win one of the two flasks. They didn’t have Supernatural logos on them, but what the hell. I could still use it as a prop if I decide to do Halloween as Dean Winchester.)
So, I apparently have three more days to prepare before the big write-athon begins on November 1st – and I’ve already earned 5 badges!! (Badges? Really? This feels like the Girl Scouts.)
But, I am ready. 😉
(NOTE: I wanted to post an image of one of the button ads they let us use to promote that we’re doing NaNoWriMo this year. But as a graphic artist, this year’s batch of buttons are horrid. So this will be an image-free post today. )