Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Gearing up for NaNoWriMo

For those of you that don't know what I'm talking about, NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month. It occurs in November, when aspiring authors everywhere  spend 30 days trying to bang out a 50,000 word novel (the average 180 page paperback book), with varying degrees of success.
I've been participating in this event for the last six or seven years (with varying degrees of success). I've decided that I'm going to attempt to do it again, but instead of flogging my brain for a sci-fi/fantasy, I'm going to join the "rebels" in some non-traditional types of NaNo writing, namely a collection of educational/informational blogs, one for each day of November. I put this out there for everyone:

If there is a subject you would like to learn about related to homesteading, gardening, cooking or baking, the making of wine or mead, cheese, DIY or other such projects, feel free to make a suggestion. Note that it needs to be simple enough that it can be researched and written in a day (each article needs to be about 1667 words). It can be a question you'd like answered, or just a subject in general that you are curious about.

I will probably do a few on gardening, cooking, sustainability and domestic-related subjects, but could use a few more ideas. There are 30 slots to fill.  You can write your question/subject of choice in the comments section, and I'll add your contribution to my list. (Some subjects, if they are similar, might be combined; if I don't get to you in November for whatever reason, I'll do my best to do another blog for your subject afterwards.)
Here's to you, and may you all have an excellent day!