Tuesday, October 28, 2008

I Like You Berry Much

And I'm so glad that some of you are taking me up on the NaBloPoMo front - and maybe even NaNoWriMo!  Yippee!!

Well, I promised I'd tell my secrets today, so I suppose it is time.  Last year, when I decided to try NaNoWriMo, I was a little nervous about it and wasn't really sure I wanted anyone to know.  I told Dr. SmartyPants because I was afraid he'd  wonder what on earth I was doing with all my time and why didn't he have any clean underwear.  I told Melinda, because I know she thinks I'm insane anyway and I knew I could trust her to keep my secret safe. 

Except she didn't. 

But that's another story. 

And I still love her, anyway.  

So, anyway - I decided to write under the name Dari Malapert and set up an entirely separate blog for NaNoWriMo.  This year, I'm writing under my own name, but I'll be posting any excerpts I decide are worth reading over at Dari's blog, Patois Poppycock.  The excerpts from last year are still there, and shall remain, so if you want to go check them out, feel free.  On November 1, I'll add a link on my sidebar to the Poppycock blog if you want to follow along in the frenzy!

Listen - you really should give it a whirl.  It's fun and nutty and crazy and sleep-depriving, to be sure.  BUT - if you've ever read a novel and thought, "I could write better than that..."  you need to see if it is true!  There are all sorts of tips and tricks at the NaNoWriMo site, and even a book on how to write a novel in 30 day that is extremely useful (and funny.)

In any case - I'm looking forward to November and all the craziness it entails.  I've got another crazy thing on the horizon, but without a firm date yet, I'm not going to announce it.  Just know that it involves much change and I'm ridiculously excited about it.  (And no.  I'm not pregnant.)

4 more days, Artoberites!  Rock on!