October 31, 2006

NaNoWriMo

I’ve thought about participating in National Novel Writing Month for the past two years. But this time I’m taking the plunge–with a little help from my new found friends from Avon FanLit. I’m especially pleased I met Tessa Dare. She was the grand prize winner of a day with Avon, and she is just the loveliest, most talented and deserving person. I’m so happy for her! We’ve vowed to keep each other on task and motivated during the crazy month of November. Signing up for NaNoWriMo means pledging to attempt 50,000 words in one month. It’s a lot. But that’s what I’m in China for.

So wish me luck! I’ll figure out how to get one of those word count widgets onto my site in the next few days. Maybe public exposure will shame me into typing faster.

In China news, I taught my kiddies a lesson on Halloween last week. They loved it when I floated into the classroom on a broomstick with a pointy hat and a mask. Here’s a picture of some of my ten-year-olds posing with the masks they made.

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