Tired! A (not) Novel Sensation!

Tired! But Ready To Write! (Maybe!)

I am very tired.

I have always thought of myself as a novelist (not poet!)

It is November 1.

All of these factors lead me to say I hope to substantially cut down on blogging over the next few weeks.

November is “National Novel Writing Month.”  (The original Nanowrimo, invented by Chris Baty – not napowrimo or nablopowrimo or any of the weird na-mo’s.)  The idea is that if you just have a deadline you can write a novel in a single month.

I have, in the past, continued blogging while also trying to write a one-month novel.  But this year, I know that I do not have the time or mental space  to devote attention to both a new novel and an ongoing blog.

So, I’m really going to try to discipline myself this month and not blog so much.

All that said, please do check in on this space every once in a while!  My discipline is extremely faulty.  I will terribly miss you!    Also, I’m still on the dVerse Poets Pub staff and will be doing an upcoming prompt this month (and probably participating in some.)

Before I sign off (and I’ll probably end up saying more about this before Tuesday) – please do VOTE!   Personally, I support President Obama:  because I am a woman who wants equal pay and the control of my own body, because I have a close relative who is about to go to Afghanistan as a serviceman, because I care about the environment, because I believe in science and public education, because I live in a City that is on the front lines of foreign policy bluster, because I live in a City that will need FEMA aid, because I am close to persons who deeply and romantically love others of the same sex.   There are a zillion other reasons, including jobs.  

Two very compelling endorsements of President Obama:  Larry Pressler, Republican South Dakota Congressman and Senator, Vietnam War Vet, here.  Also the Salt Lake City Tribune endorsement of Obama is very enlightening, called Too Many Mitts.   Read here.  

P.S. MANY THANKS TO ALL OF YOU WHO HAVE EXPRESSED CONCERN ABOUT THE WELL-BEING OF MYSELF AND MY FAMILY AND OTHER NEW YORKERS IN THE WAKE OF SANDY!  I still have not been home, I’m running out of clothes, but I am so very grateful for your support, and especially for the support of the online poetry community.  Thanks Thanks Thanks!  


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17 Comments on “Tired! A (not) Novel Sensation!”

  1. grammalynn Says:

    OBAMA !!!!!!!?

    Sent from my iPhone

  2. grammalynn Says:

    Oooooops. I mean OBAMA !!!!!!!!! No question about him!

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  3. Charlotte Says:

    Good luck with your novel! (The other weird na-mo’s are for those of us not into novel-writing.) And good luck with post-Sandy recovery. You’ll need it. xo

  4. brian miller Says:

    smiles….best wishes…its going to be a crazy month for you…and i hope that you are able to get some of that energy you will need…i look forward to seeing what you produce k….and nice reminder as well to vote…will be…

  5. ds Says:

    Best of luck with the novel, and your Sandy recovery (my personal favorite Obama endorsement came from my state’s governor on Monday, praising the President’s offer of Federal support. And he followed through!)
    Hang tough, ma’am.

    • ManicDdaily Says:

      I’m taking it that you are from New Jersey! Take care!!!! Right now I haven’t a clue of novel but I’m hoping to come up with something in the next couple of days! I have old ideas so maybe approach them, or maybe try something new. k.

  6. janehewey Says:

    A novel in a month is a serious undertaking. Have a wonderful time of it. I will look for your prompts at DVerse!

    • ManicDdaily Says:

      Hi jane–it doesn’t have to be a very good novel! I’ve done it before. I am thinking I would use a plot from earlier effort that was never fully determined. And a big mess. We’ll see. K.

  7. David King Says:

    We shall surely miss you, but you have just as surely made the right choice. All success to you.

    • ManicDdaily Says:

      Thank you, Dave. So far, not so good. I miss the back and forth of blogging and hard to get my head around even beginning, but I do think it’s the right decision. Thanks much. k

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