Friday, December 16, 2011

Do you NaNo?

I participated in NaNoWriMo this year. Don't know what that is? It stands for National Novel Writing Month, and it's in November. Participants challenge themselves to write 50,000 words in one month.

Crazy, right? But totally fun. I didn't "win" this year (read: reach 50k), but I had a ton of fun sprinting for it. It was great to have a community writing event. Typically, writing is such a solitary thing, but with this, there were others encouraging you, and you knew they were striving for the same goal. Groups of writers did write-ins together, too, gathering in one place with their laptops or paper and pens and madly scribbling/typing words together.

If you're interested, the site for it is It doesn't start again until November 2010, but there's plenty to do in the forums until then!

Didja miss me?

So, after a super long hiatus, I'm finally back! I know, it's been, like three months. But I've been busy! I promise! Want to know what I've been up to? Well...

1) I moved. As I mentioned before, I'm officially flyin' solo.
2) I was officially tentatively sorta kinda diagnosed with Celiac. (I know, makes no sense. More on this later.)
3) I adopted kittens!
4) The fridge in my new place molded (someone didn't leave it open when they cut the power. Seeing as I'm allergic to mold, this was bad news bears).
5) I adopted a few new hobbies; mainly making plushies and drawing things. You can see them at
6) I attempted NaNoWriMo. (Again, more on this later.)
7) I got a new fridge.

Huh. Looking at it in list form makes it look like not so much stuff. But it was! I promise.

I'll post more later (likely today; please don't die of shock). But for now, have a kitten picture.
This is Sammy, enjoying a treat.