Tuesday, November 07, 2006


Okay, this stinks.

Go here to read about NaBloPoMo. They have an actual list of prizes. I won't feel bad if you desert us next year.

I just read this post which talks about NaBloPoMo. WTF? We just did it! They are obviously unaware. I'm gonna find them and set them straight.

Friday, November 03, 2006


So Rob has informed me that he sent that email at the BEGINNING of October. And I just received it today. Neither of us can understand why that happened.

Therefore, I proclaim my last post to be erroneous! Erroneous, I say! All hear this and know: Rob participated in NaBloWriMo! And we didn't talk about him at all.

Rob! You got twins at your house yet?

I just got an email today from Rob, a writer in Denver. He wrote:

"Well, started a blog at the beginning of the month and have been posting to it daily, so I’m in.


So there you have it! He's in, he's a winner, and so are all of us! Yay!

Rob, be sure to join us next year. We'll have to remember to tell all our friends, and see if we can grow this thang.

p.s. Visit Rob's blog, "How About Two."

Tuesday, October 31, 2006


What are our official results? I'll start:

  • I missed two days, but blogged extra to make up for it. So, I had 31 or more posts.
  • I created a whole new blog, which I hope will become very popular. Go see it here.
How about you? What are your results? New insight on why you don't blog as much as you'd like? New sources of income? New boyfriends? Dish, people!

We did it!

Well, I missed two days. But this is the most I've blogged in a period of time, evah. How about you? Email me your thoughts, and I'll post them here (not just comments). Because of NaBloWriMo, I've found a sure-fire way to make people laugh. Making people laugh= money, in my mind. We'll see how it turns out.

Speaking of making people laugh, off I go to post what just happened.

Thursday, October 26, 2006


Okay, I may have found an income stream. Of course, there is no income, yet. However, I think I've stumbled upon something that is just funny enough that many folks will want to read it, and I can sell advertising.

Do I dream big? Oh, yes. Will this happen? I don't know. I don't know if I will get enough word-of-mouth advertising to make it happen.

However, those posts that I'm doing, they are very similar to Overheard in New York. Only, they aren't overheard there, they are overheard in the classroom. But I can't call it that, because those people are rich now, and may sue me.

So. Any ideas about a new blog name?

How To Talk To an Adolescent

Stinky Gym Class




Monday, October 23, 2006


Can you believe it, people? Only eight more days, and we will have successfully completed the NaBloWriMo challenge! Huzzah! And keep posting!

Sunday, October 22, 2006

...in which Nablowrimo bloggers continue to rule....


Or so I've heard.

I have so enjoyed reading everyone's blogs! This thing has been very good for me. I have established at least an earnest feeling inside myself. This feeling says, "Go blog."

Or, "Go eat." Either one. *munch munch*

Sunday, October 15, 2006


It's amazing, really, that we've been blogging for two weeks. I already missed a day, but oh, well. Shit happens, I guess.

I'm still going to brag! I'm still going to say, "I blogged more than I've ever blogged before!" I'll say it to strangers! I'll say it on voice mail! I'll say it in staff meetings!

Now taking bets on how many people Amy will alienate from her life.

Sunday, October 08, 2006


As today is October 8, that means we've been blogging for a week, people! Good job! Keep it up! And other such motivational things!

Saturday, October 07, 2006


I have taken Sudie's suggestion and blogged about caterpillars. It took longer than two minutes, but I don't think that matters.

Need an idea? Here are a few:
  • write an open letter to a public figure
  • list your pet peeves
  • publish your luxury wish list. with links. I've done this before.
  • write a list of questions that stump you
  • tell how to do something--like "how to grow tomatoes" or something
  • tell a true story, but write it as if it is fiction. with dialogue. etc.
Have a great bloggy weekend!

Friday, October 06, 2006


I just learned, by reading Laura's blog, that she and Danny are considering moving again. At least they aren't moving across the country again.

Read about that, and about Laura's hypnotherapy classes, in her blog.

Thursday, October 05, 2006


Tech In Black, one of our NaBloWriMo participants, is in Manila. As in, the Phillippines. And, he went there DURING our challenge here. So, he has been blogging daily, even though he traveled to and is working in Manila. Without sleep.

I am impressed.

Read his blog here.

I would like to inform all who read this, especially the participants of NaBloWriMo, that Adelay (Tech in Black) has universally named us as "slackers," in a comment on the post previous to this.

Sudiegirl asked if she could beat him up. Of course, I reviewed our policy toward non-violence with her. She has yet to get back to me. I suppose Aaron could let us know how he is feeling, and we'd know that way, too, if she got my memo.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Call for updates!

Anybody wanna let me know how it's going? Is it difficult? Easy?

I am alreadys struggling with this. I can't seem to find the time to do it, which is exactly why I'm doing it.


Monday, October 02, 2006


Anybody else almost forget to blog today? Sheesh!

I'm too busy for my own project. Of course, I knew this would happen. That's why I'm doing this--I feel an obligation to carry it forward.

Any bets on how long I'll last?

Sunday, October 01, 2006


NaBloWriMo has officially started! Click on the links to the right, which say "Participants" to read the blogging.

We rock!

Saturday, September 30, 2006


Ever curious, I did a Google search for NaBloWriMo, just to see if our efforts were working. I can report that they have worked, tremendously!

We're not yet in the number one spot, but the THIRD result for "NaBloWriMo" was my comment on Radhole's blog. Next was a post on my groovygrrl blog. After that, I think was Laura's and then Sue Ellen's.


We will overtake those NaBloWriMo's from a couple of years back, and blow them out of the murky Google waters.

All together now,

"We shall ooooveeer coooo-ooo-ooome, We shall ooooveeer coooo-ooo-ooome..."



I am pleased to announce the following developments:

1. We have a random joiner. Aaron Delay (Tech In Black) has accepted the NaBloWriMo challenge. Thanks for joining, Aaron!

2. October is tomorrow. TOMORROW, PEOPLE! Tomorrow, we blog in earnest.

*rubs hands together like Mr. Burns*


Friday, September 29, 2006


We need to wait only one more day, and then our dream of daily blogging will begin! I know I'm excited.

I wonder who will stumble upon this site and think, "How incredibly lame." ?

Thursday, September 28, 2006


It is a mere two days until NaBloWriMo! It appears as if there will only be a few of us participating. That's okay--we will be able to say, "In your face!" to those who didn't.

I am waiting for that sweet, sweet day.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006


Tell your friends on:
  • Yahoo groups
  • your blog
  • message boards you frequent
  • etc.

NaBloWriMo is only 5 days away!
Another Blogger Joins Us

Sudiegirl has joined us!

Musings of a Chick

yay! More and more and more and more! How many participants can we get? Tell all yer friends, via google bomb! Use:


as the text, and link to this blog.


Monday, September 25, 2006

New blogger!

Laura at New Frontiers is blogging with us in October!

Make that......Rock-tober!
Our first official, non-me participant!

Go visit Russ at Radhole! He's going to participate! Rock on, Russ!

I lurrrv this already.
I'm making it official. On a blog, no less.

I am proclaiming October to be


Yep. I'm not a novelist. I'm a blogger. In addition to that, I mostly write non-fiction. That and the occasional erotic story, which I plan on selling someday...

But that is another story.

The guidelines for NaBloWriMo are:

1. The post must be at least one paragraph (or 5 sentences).

2. The post must give actual information, and be at the least interesting and well-written, and at best, witty.

3. The post may not simply be a link to something you like ( I do this all the time, and I know it's a cop-out.)

Other than that, post away! Every day! That's the freaking idea!

Why do this? We will do this for the same reason that people participate in NaNoWriMo--to write more often, with the intent that one's writing then becomes better, because it is more prolific. That's my reason, anyway. I need to write every day to hone my skillz. And to stop ending voiced pluralz with a z.

This year, October 1 is this coming Sunday! Yikes! How will we ever get the word out? I recommend a google bomb. A google bomb functions, for us, like this:

1. You have a blog.

2. You post in your blog with a link to THIS BLOG (http://nablowrimo.blogspot.com) using THIS TEXT: NaBloWriMo.

Like this: NaBloWriMo

3. You come back here and post a comment, letting me know you participated.

After that, it's all about the sign-up, baybee. Just sign up (in a comment) to do it, and then you do it. All those who blog every day in October are weiners (read: winners). What do you win? Bragging rights.

How will we know who is participating? I'll let you know, with a link to each person's blog. You don't have to create a new blog. Just send me the link to your blog, and say you are participating.

That's it.

"Why, Amy, why?" you ask me. "Why should we do this? Why should we google bomb? Why should we blog every day?"

I answer you:

We should blog every day because we can, and it is a good way to hone our nonfiction writing skills. We should blog every day because we can say we participated. We should blog every day because it is something achieveable that is immediately meangingful, in a way that novel writing is not. (No need for the rotten-tomato-throwing. I know that novel writing is immediately meaningful to a lot of you. It's just not meaningful to me. And I know I can't be alone.)

Oh, and we should blog every day during October, because we nonfictionistas/-istos deserve our own month, too.

Blog on! Leave a comment with a link to your blog! Tell your friends via google bomb so they can participate, too!

Countdown to NaBloWriMo: 6 days.