Happy Halloween! Oh Lord, that means NaBloPoMo starts tomorrow.Posted: October 31, 2011
I admit I’m attracted to the fuss and buzz of NaNoWrMo, but I realized long ago that attempting to write a novel in 30 days would kill me. I’m sure I could type 50,000 words in a month, but they would be gibberish. I’ve been told the first draft of any work should be written hot and fast – in order to capture the passion of the story. Balderdash. (At least for me.) I’m an agonizer who rewrites every sentence several times before moving to the next – even though I know I may cut it in the end. I’m masochistic that way.
Not wanting to be completely left out of November’s writerly excitement, however, I have decided to accept the less commonly known challenge of NaBloPoMo – posting something to my blog every day, for 30 days … starting tomorrow.
I do not promise to make long posts. I will count photographs with short captions. And – the muse be willing – some of my posts will be simple announcements that more chapters of my work-in-progress have been revised and sent along to my first-readers.
Here are some other topics you can expect to see:
- the Ghosts of Anoka tour, which my fledgling paranormal study group took a few weeks back
- the post-tour meeting, in which generational and philosophical differences freaked us right the hell out
- my 13 Creepiest Movies of All Time list
- the possibly paranormal experiences I’ve had in my life thus far, including: Grandma Teacup,
- the house on Ferry Street,
- the blue lady,
- the poltergeist,
- the fey archway,
- the three haunted stairways
- and mothman above the pond
- my approach to being a paranormalist, and how I’m not like the ones you’ve seen on TV
- musings on the practical obstacles to investigating, and how I plan to get around them
- preliminary work on potential investigation sites
- the development of a paranormal investigation “template”
- equipment experimentation, exploration & explanation