December 1, 2011 57 Comments
This, my dear readers, is my 700th post on this blog! I started in April 2010 and have been posting steadily ever since. This year, 2011, I have posted every day and will do so until the end of the year. In the new year, I will take it easier, but you can still expect several posts a week.
Of course, I’d never be writing all these blog posts if I didn’t think there were people out there reading them. And there are! I’ve got 425 followers/subscribers which I am very proud of as they all ‘voluntarily’ subscribed (I have never asked anyone to subscribe as a requirement for a giveaway).
Thanks for reading my blog, all of you!
I love Twitter. It’s a great way to be in contact with people, I can advertise my blog posts there, and find out about other people’s news and events. I have won several books via Twitter and had support from people during NaNoWriMo.
I took part in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), an event in the month of November, in which novel and experienced writers were challenged to write 50,000 words in one month, the equivalent of a short novel.
I did this and I made it! I loved the community spirit and kept in contact with fellow Nano-ers via Twitter, the Nano website, or in person – I went to one write-in, in a department store restaurant, where 10 or 12 of us sat with our laptops, talking at least as much as writing, great fun.
My novel is a somewhat coherent story but needs a lot of work before I’d consider it “finished”. That’s for the next few months. Whether it’s going to be nice enough to be published, I don’t know, but that’s OK, it’s a great exercise.
And who knows, maybe I’ll turn it into something… wonderful!