Thursday, October 6, 2011

In for a seventh time

Today I ran into a friend I hadn't had a chance to really talk to for about ten years. She's working on a nonfiction project that sounds really, really good, and is planning to write fiction for NaNoWriMo. It was awesome to talk to her, and she also has a book blog that I would totally link to except that IT'S INVITE ONLY, KELLY, DID YOU REALLY MEAN TO DO THAT OR IS BLOGGER JUST MESSING WITH ME? We talked for an hour and a half in the YA corner of a bookstore. I'd forgotten how great it is to talk to someone who knows you're a writer, who's also a writer herself so she knows exactly what you mean when you complain about something writerly, and I'd especially forgotten the fun of bouncing ideas back and forth. So IT WOULD BE TOTALLY NICE IF YOU COULD INVITE ME TO YOUR BLOG, KELLY.

In similar news, a few Saturdays ago at work one of the instructors came in wearing a NaNoWriMo T-shirt. I said, "Hey, I've got that shirt too!" Turns out that teacher knows one of the English faculty who's just started a creative writing group. She invited me to join and I had to decline since it meets while I'm at work, but she also said they were going to do some NaNo write-ins this November. Hopefully I'll be able to go to some of those.

So I guess this means I'm doing NaNo again this year. Not at all to my surprise.

ETA: It's Book Dirt. I can access it today. Who knows what was going on last night?


Cate Gardner said...

The mere acronymn 'NaNoWriMo' sends shivers down my spine. Not this year. Not this year. Not this year.

It's so good when you discover someone in your real life writes. I get a wee bit over excited.

K.C. Shaw said...

Join us. Join us. Join us.

Kelly Robinson said...

It would have been more helpful if I'd seen this earlier than TODAY! I'm a lame-o. Forgot about this blog, and I've only been keeping up with the Skunk Cat. I was doing a Google search to see if I could track down your NaNo name.

I felt the same way about running into you at the bookstore. It was motivational beyond belief. I think it was exactly the push I needed to really write this thing. Validation rocks!

BTW, the word verification is "stingem." Sting 'em is going to be my mantra for the day.

K.C. Shaw said...

I'm glad you noticed this blog! I love Book Dirt, incidentally. It's a lot of fun. I'm glad I gave you a motivational push to write! It was a good push for me too.

I'm Saanen on NaNo, if you didn't find that already.