Friday, November 10, 2006

The Muse Is Alive And Well!!!

NOVEMBER IS HERE, and that means two things....and neither of them revolves around Turkey Day, even though I'm about as thankful as one can possibly be this Thanksgiving, but that's a story for another post.....

  1. It is the one year anniversary of the month I began blogging. That's right fight fans, Ms. Just Write Now is one year old this month and to honor this momentous occasion, I will be taking suggestions from you on what I should do on/to/with this blog in the future. I am currently working on a "100 Things You Might Not Know About Ms. Just Write Now" list, and I'm finding it very difficult as I have discovered in this exercise that I just might be Ms. Too Damned Open and Forthcoming as it seems I have few secrets left ;) However, I will forge ahead and come up with some truly useless information about myself that the mass majority of you never ever even hoped to know because afterall, that's what I do ;)
  2. NANOWRIMO month is here! For those of you who did not pay attention last year, or simply didn't care, NANOWRIMO is an achronym that is short for National Novel Writers Month. This is a month of madness that if it works, results in the creation of the skeletal outline of what might with just a bit more work, become my personal contribution to the body of literary work that will one day truly produce the ever elusive Great American Novel! NANOWRIMO challenges writers to just forget about plot plausibility, character development, hell, even grammar to produce VOLUME. The premise is based on the belief "dirt will wait until you get around to it so go on and make a big mess...." [note....that is my personal interpretation], so the primary goal is to get it down [50000 words or more in 30 days], and cleaning it up (so to speak) can occur later. So, this is the exercise that I have submerged myself into for the second year running, and it explains that link on the left margin of my site that so many of you never ventured to click in the last year, thereby foregoing the pleasure [or tragedy depending on your tastes], of having read the excerpt from my last year's submission "Motherless Child". Though it is too late to read the excerpt from that venture as it has been removed to make room for the newborn, those of you with any curiosity about some of the madness that circulates and eventually has to be released from Ms. Just Write Now's tragic mind can find a short sample of said madness if you click the NANOWRIMO link to the left. If indeed you do decide to click that link, after you have read what is there, I would appreciate it immensely if you would come back here and share your thoughts about what you read there.

So that's what I'm up to in a nutshell, that and planning the wedding of the millenium. I have been writing posts for this blog and storing them to be uploaded about every three days or so as I am just about ready to go back to posting regularly. So please come by regularly fight fans as I do so love your company. Wish me luck as I tackle the mountain of words that must be compiled to satisfy the hunger of the NANO monster; and if you have the time and/or the inclination, click the link to the left and read the excerpt of my latest literary attempt "DIVERSE DISCRIMINATION".

Ms. Just Write Now out.......

2 comments:

chele said...

Glad to see you up and running. Instead of tackling NANO this year I decided to accept the "blog everyday in November" challenge. Quite a challenge.

Anonymous said...

Hey Oldgirl! Glad to see you are comming back to us! A post every 3 days? Wow! You got me beat, that's for sure!!