As of today I’ve earned all-but-one of the “Participation Badges” at NaNoWriMo. Over the weekend I earned the “Buddy Badge” by inviting two of the local moderators to be my buddy. I’m still waiting for our EVP at Outskirts Press to join me on NaNoWriMo as well and then I’ll have one more buddy.
In fact, I will hopefully have lots of buddies in the coming days because I also posted on one of the forums, which was a requirement to earn the second to last Participation Badge. There is a forum channel called “Mentors Looking for Newbies” where “experienced” WriMo’s offer to help neophytes. It’s probably a little presumptious to offer to be a mentor since I’m new to NaNoWriMo this year, too (as a writer, at least), but, what the heck! So I posted an invitation to other WriMos for me to be a “virtual mentor” through this blog. In the days leading up to November 1 I will start to thoroughly detail the planning and plotting I’ve conducted for my comedy/thriller “Idle Hands” and perhaps other WriMos can glean some suggestions or tips from those postings. Then throughout November I will post about my progress, and pass along some suggestions and tips and inspiration along the way.
So, in essence, in addition to committing to write 50,000 words in 30 days for my novel, I guess I’ve just committed to writing a whole bunch more than that just for my blog. Hmm… who knows? Maybe I’ll turn THIS content into a book, too… Writing TWO different books during NaNoWriMo? Now, that’s insane!
T-Minus 5 days!