Sunday, October 28, 2012

NaNoWriMo 2012 Goals

I'm formally participating in National November Writing Month this year! Since the journey begins on the 1st (Thursday. THURSDAY! AHHHHH!) I need to post my goals for the month.
NaNoWriMo is like a magic carpet ride. You get to explore "a whole new world" in chaffing working conditions.

Book: Weight Loss Memoir (see my other blog for that info.)

Goal: Write 50,000 words

Already achieved: 10, 217 words and plot has been mapped.

Days to write in November (minus Sundays and Thanksgiving): 25

Words I'll have to write per day in order to reach 50K: 1,592

[Deep breath.]
Wish me luck.
'Bout to tear this motha up. [Sidebar: don't you think Wolverine should make me look petite and dainty? I'm bigger than this dude. Kinda ruins the fantasy. (wink)]

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

I found Found Poetry.

What is Found Poetry?

This video will help explain it:

Or here's a pinterest page link with awesome examples:

After doing this activity in a CUWP training session, here's the poem I wrote from a page in a book:

The Worst Wrong Turn

A monster in the dark
His reptilian smile
Luring me.

"I love you," he said. 
I shivered. 
Head sailing.

"Lie in a hammock," he bubbled.
"Stay forever."
I rocked.
My head a smoking volcano,

He killed me. 
After midnight.
The worst wrong turn. 

And here's the one that I wrote from words on a lotion bottle:


Deeply conditioned
And fortified with
Protective extract.

With a twist of 
Cool vanilla.

I love this activity. I wish I came up with it myself.


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