Only one for you today. Is one not enough? Greedy Blogreader!
Still mostly mired in the play: the learning of lines, running of scenes, the design of the printed materials. Sadly, the last is the most time-consuming. There are an awful lot of cooks peering into that particular pot, and the emails seem to be nearly constant.
Somewhere in there I am also trying to plan my NaNo piece. I think I know what I intend to write (although a weirdly intriguing young adult novel [of all things] popped into my head last night and may warrant consideration). The trouble I am having is with the outline. I've never outlined anything in my life. I'm not even sure I think outlining is a good idea for me personally, but I wanted to give it a stab so that I don't have to improvise the whole month as I did last year.
I'm registered and ready to go. I'm here, if any of you have signed up and would like to befriend (or, possibly more accurately, embuddy) me. Last year, I really got a motivational boost from seeing where everyone else was throughout the month. At one point, I realized that if one of my friends crossed the finish line, then I would as well. So the buddy thing is a nice aspect of the month-long struggle that is NaNoWriMo. Sort of allows you to share the pain, or at least to know that you are not alone in your folly.
I think I'm also going to sign up for NaBloPoMo (a blog post each day in November) because I figure I don't have enough on my plate with the play, writing a novel, looking for work, and attempting to have a social life. After the Phoctober experience, I am really looking forward to using words again. You may have sensed from the posts the last few days, where I've become more wordy in my Phoctobering.
Fact is, I love words. First love, head-over-heels, dizzying, distracting love. And next month is all about words, so I'm pretty excited about that.
All Phoctober posts from this site.
Absolute Vanilla by any other name...
Kyklops really loves vending machines.
Roberta on the finery of autumn.
"Sognatrice" is possibly Italian for "puppies."
Taffiny gives us a portal, a path, and a generous helping of green. (Three different posts)
Jefferson Davis gives us a book, some abstracts from a power outage, the lights of a city, and brings back some misty goodness. (Four different posts)
It isn't too late to join the fun. Just do a photo post, mention Phoctober, and come and tell me about it in the comments.