NaNoWriMo

Why I quit NaNoWriMo

by meanlouise November 4, 2010 true life 2010

Update: I edited the grammatical errors that you’ve made clear a “real writer” wouldn’t make and clarified a point. Yikes, but a lot of WriMo’s are crazily over-sensitive. How about leaving comments instead of sending email? More fun for everyone, don’t you think? I think NaNoWriMo is a fine and wonderful thing and I’ve participated […]

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My year of mixtapes

by meanlouise November 3, 2009 music

I have loads of genuinely important things to do. I also have some severe tendon pain right now and no desire to do anything but sit and stare at my year of mixtapes like it’s the most profound thing I’ve ever read. Then, I read a book, which involves minimal use of my hands. The […]

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NaNoWriMo

by meanlouise November 27, 2008 true life 2008

Are you one of the many people I told that I’d given up on my National Novel Writing Month novel? I was mistaken. So impressed with my brilliance you don’t know what to do with yourself?* Hop on over to the NaNoWriMo site and make a donation or buy swag to support their amazing literacy […]

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What did you do this time?

by meanlouise November 9, 2008 news

As you may have noticed, weird things happen to me all the time. All the time. Hell, something weird is probably happening right now and I’m not even noticing. Nevertheless, National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) seems to be a time of heightened weirdness. I won’t go through all of the weird coincidences that have happened […]

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the accidental republican

by meanlouise November 4, 2008 politics

Do you know anyone else who could accidentally end up at an election-watching/victory party for McCain-Palin? I didn’t think so. In my own defense: not all of our neighbors wear their yardsigns on their sleeves. Before you tell me “every Virginian is a redneck republican” crap, I’ll remind you that Alexandria went to Obama by […]

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get your drink on

by meanlouise November 16, 2007 art

It’s 9:15 and I can already tell this is going to be a low-energy day, but if you’re more motivated, there are many themed happy hours tonight. I’ve forgotten most of them, but two intriguing ones were: A DC [tag]NaNoWriMo[/tag] Happy Hour from 6-8 tonight at [tag]James Hobans[/tag] in Dupont. An [tag]Art Outlet[/tag]Artist Meetup at […]

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NaNoWriMo: yesterday afternoon in tweets

by meanlouise November 15, 2007 true life 2007

Abandoned my writing buddy when my eyeballs threatened to fall out of my head and roll across the floor and, more importantly, the superstrength ibuprofen wore off and my hands started to ache like they’d been hit with a hammer. Starting wordccount 13k. Final wordcount at the end of the day: 17,436 (posted on request […]

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NaNoWriMo Report

by meanlouise November 14, 2007 true life 2007

As you may have noticed, I’m rarely at a loss for words. That doesn’t mean I don’t get writer’s block, but it never manifests in the “all work and no play make jack a dull boy” vein. I may not have the oomph to work on what I should be working on, but I can […]

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What’s a girl to do?

by meanlouise November 5, 2007 television

Don’t you hate it when you start out writing a nice story about squirrels spreading some sort of viral zombie disease among a bunch of artists and you end up writing about terrorists wrecking a wedding? Eh, there could still be zombies. And, as Husband has suggested, maybe the only way to kill the genetically […]

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NaNoWriMo

by meanlouise November 5, 2007 true life 2007

For the last few years all of my writing has been set in Florida, but almost of my actual writing has been getting done in Virginia. This time, my [tag]NaNoWriMo[/tag] Novel (which would be a NaNoWriMoNo) is set in Virginia. And I’m going to be writing most of it in la Florida. Perhaps like last […]

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