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Monday, October 27, 2008

If You Leaf Me Now

The leaves were not as showy this past weekend as we had hoped.  Last year the leaves were magnificent, and there were a few standouts this year, but it just seemed that the trees had either dropped their leaves quickly, or had just decided to go a kind of pallid shade of yellow.

The maples, as always, put on the best show, and I stopped on one of our walks to pick up a couple of small leaves to take back to the camper and sketch.  I liked them so much, I put them into my japanese album Moleskine along with the drawing.

So.  November.

Only a few days left in Artober, and I've loved having you all along for the ride.  So much so, that I don't want you to go!  So why don't you join me for one (or both) of the two things I've got planned?

See - November is the month of NaNoWriMo (also known as National Novel Writing Month) and NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month).

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I'm doing both.

Because I am obviously insane.

My plan for NaBloPoMo is the same as last year.  I'll post a photo and a thought each day.   If you decide to join in, be sure to come find me and friend me!  The rules are more strict than Artober - in order to qualify for the prizes (and there are prize drawings) you have to actually post once per day, every day in November.

Same with NaNoWriMo - I'd love to be your friend.  Sign up and search for me and be my buddy, okay?  All you have to do is write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days.  In November.  You know.  The month of Thanksgiving?  Easy peasy.   You don't actually have to finish the novel - just make it to 50,000 words.

Stay tuned - tomorrow I'll reveal my secret nom de plume under which I wrote last year's NaNoWriMo novel (over 50,000 words, as yet unfinished), and another drawing from my weekend...