Friday, May 13, 2011


Blogger wasn't working all of yesterday afternoon and evening, and it was starting to make me nervous. I was so worried that it still wasn't going to be working and I'd miss my post for the day... but here I am. Yay!

In other news...

I got an e-mail today from NaNoWriMo that was pretty exciting.

Don't know what NaNoWriMo is? Well then, let me explain:

NaNoWriMo (or National Novel-Writing Month) usually takes place every November. Starting on the first and ending at midnight on the thirtieth, it is your goal to strive to write 50,000 words of a novel. It doesn't have to be a good novel. All that matters is the word count.

I've been participating in NaNo for three years running. This past November was the first time I actually succeeded (in partnership with the lovely Tulio/Elise). We got a pretty good start on The Novel that we've been meaning to write for years and years. It needs lots of editing, but the framework is there, which is OSSUM. It is OSSUM PIE, made of OSSUM, with OSSUM sprinkles.

(Pie with sprinkles? What kind of pie is it? Hmm...let's say Chocolate Silk. That's pretty good with sprinkles.)

Now NaNo is launching a summer edition of its usual program. Another chance to get more words in on The NOVEL! I am super excited! As long as my partner is game, that is. It'll be more of a struggle for us to work together, as we are now about 2,000 miles apart. It's not impossible (thanks to the 'net), but it won't be as easy as it was when we were living together. ...still, I'm pretty exciting.

Excited, I mean.

No, no. Leave it the way it was. I am exciting.

OH! And they're going to be making BUMPER STICKERS! I am SO getting one! (Man, why I am I so excited for a bumper sticker?) Then my lonely US Navy sticker can have an ossum friend! w00t!

I've been looking for a project to keep myself occupied (once this Blogathon is over, I mean) and they threw me a bone! I've said it a million times already, but I'm going to say it again: I'M SO FRIGGIN' EXCITED!

And now I want pie. Damnitall.




    That is SO FREAKING EXCITING! And it's PERFECT timing, because I totally have four hours a day where I am REQUIRED TO SIT IN FRONT OF A COMPUTER. Okay, my heart rate just sped waaay up. Caffeine + this much excitement is possibly not the greatest thing for me right now.

    But if it wasn't obvious, I am SO ON BOARD. BRING IT.

  2. You guys are officially epic sauce hilarious.

    Good luck! That sounds so great! :D

    (Heather I've begun spelling awesome as ossum because of you. Thank you. []:(>= )

  3. Elise: OMG YAY! I was hoping you'd be as excited as I am!

    Anna: I love it that you do! It's so much fun to say when you think of it as spelled that way. Ossum!

  4. Heck yes it is! It's Ossum. :3 And it feels kind of secretive because know one else knows how excited you are about it. . .

    I'm laughing right now for no reason. I just thought I'd share that.