November is Here So Let’s #NaBloPoMo

Nano NanoWoke up this morning to social media buzzing with the sounds of NaNo NaNo. This is not be confused with the traditional Orkian greeting of Nanoo Nannoo, although as the month progresses, we will see writers increasingly engage each other in monosyllabic tones.

If you have never heard of NaNoWriMo, it is the chant of writers everywhere as they gear up to participate in National Novel Writing Month. The aim of NaNoWriMo is to write a novel of 50,000 words from start to finish in November. If you are interested you can sign up here. To all of you are attempting NaNoWriMo you have my complete admiration. Please remember to eat, move and breathe whilst you coax your characters to life, they are counting on you.

Whilst writing a novel was briefly on my bucket list when I was ten, that’s way too ambitious for me at this point. The only chapters I am able to write at the moment are called ” How to Survive Parenting in The Teenage Years With Your Hair Intact” and “Existence for Dummies”. Certainly not enough on which to base a whole novel, although there are enough dilemmas and plot twists to keep readers engaged.

My plan to write the next great Aussie novel therefore remains dormant for now. Despite this, I have decided to get in on some of the NaNo action by participating in NaBloPoMo. Despite what it sounds like, it has nothing to with blowing one’s nose. It is in fact the bloggy cousin of NaNoWriMo. National Blog Posting Month means thirty blog posts in 30 days during November. It is run by BlogHer and you can sign up here until 5 November 2013. Whether you run with a theme or post 30 unrelated posts is entirely up to you. The BlogHer site provides daily prompts which you are free to follow or you can write about whatever floats your fancy. At the time of posting, there are about 1200 blog participating. By contrast, there are about 245,000 writers participating in NaNoWriMo. That’s some serious verbage and means that we are in for some fantastic reading in December.


Please come and join me for my NaBloPoMo ride. This will be the allsorts of blogging challenges with a bit of this and a bit of that. There is nothing like spontaneity to keep a blogger on her toes. Blogging challenges are great for getting into the blogging groove and really test blogging boundaries and for this one I’m leaving my little black dress at home and going themeless.

So lets NaBloPoMo… it’s just a jump to the left and then a step to the ri, ri, ri, ri, right. With your hands on your hips, you bring your knees in tight. Ok, you can even thrust your pelvis if you really want to.

About the curtain raiserhttp://raisingthecurtain.netI have spent my life in offices. For now I am putting that behind me and preparing for the second act. Middle age didn't come with acceptable signposts so I am making my own through my writing. A journey shared is more fun than going it solo.

14 thoughts on “November is Here So Let’s #NaBloPoMo

  1. ahhhhhh thrusting pelvis as I write and singing the damn song which is now ear wormed – thanks for that sweet. 🙂 I post every day usually – but I can’t commit right now as I have another service to do, a dear old family friend of many years, passed yesterday 😦 and the family have asked me to do the Service) so my ‘other writing’ gets put on the back burner. I wish you and all the other participants of ‘Nanowhateverthehellthatmeans’ the best of luck however (oh and good to see you posting) 😉 xx

    • Thanks Jen, sorry to hear about your friend. Can I ask if its any easier writing a service for someone you know?

      I’d like to see you writing whilst thrusting your pelvis, do you wait until you come to an exclamation mark to thrust :)?

      • !!!!!!!!! 😀

        Thank you, I was only asked today, so I am not sure yet, he passed yesterday and it was his wife’s 84th birthday today. I took my parents over to see her and she asked. I am interviewing our friends (her son and DIL on Monday). I think I will be okay – gathering the information is what lends itself to be a memorable service. I have to remain focussed to make them and him proud. 2nd service in 2 weeks…I can only hope my nerves don’t get the better of me as the first time, but for the moment I am feeling okay about it. xx

  2. Judy, good luck on “po-ing mo.” Either I am getting older or Robin Williams looks very young in this photo from his breakout show. G’Day mate, BTG

  3. I’m not participating in this, but a lot of bloggers I follow are. I know I won’t be able to read them all, but it’s fun seeing what people come up with. Good luck!

    “Existence for Dummies”—Love that!

  4. Haha! That’s awesome 🙂 Never heard of this one before. I think that actually sounds harder than NaNoWriMo! Well, here’s to the November madness for us both as we NaNo in our own versions!!!

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