Time to gear up, stock up on extra Halloween candy, charge all your batteries, and get some sleep while you can. It’s Lose Your Mind Month for writers and poets.
We have several post here about NaNo and the PAD Challenges we’ve done as a group, as well as individually.
National Novel Writing Month
Write a completely NEW 50,000 word novel from scratch between Nov. 1 – 30, and load a gibberish version on the site for word count at the end. If you are a REBEL (me), you can engage in variations on the theme.
This year, I have two projects:
- my hubby and I are co-creating a shorter novel (novella length, maybe). His ideas and story design, with me making it into something cool, doing all the writing.
- Editing, fleshing out, and completely revamping a NaNo I wrote in 2008. The idea is to see if I can create a novel in verse, or at least extensively in verse.
The Poetic Muselings are going to tackle the PAD Challenge again at Poetic Asides. Our goal is to gather our collected poems from the past few PADs, pick a dozen or so prompts we’ve all done, and come up with another book — with four versions of each prompt we select. Maybe more poems will be added, but we’re aiming to embrace our eclectically creative take on specific prompts.
Anne is posting her poems on her site, so check them out there:
If the rest of us decide to use our own sites as well, I’ll add the links here.
Stay tuned for updates during November and after.