So, there’s this little thing called National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo for short. For those of you who haven’t heard of it, it’s a challenge to get writers to complete a 50,000+ word fictional novel between November 1st and November 30th. The goal isn’t to write something you’ll eventually publish (although some do) but to flex your writing skills by pushing yourself to complete a project of this magnitude.
I know several people who have participated in it, and all of them ended up loving it despite being terrified at first. They were able to network with other writers, surprised themselves by actually finishing a novel, and none thought their end result was too shabby. I’ve wanted to join NaNoWriMo for the last couple of years, but sincerely haven’t (and don’t) have the time for it.
Instead, I decided I would simply do a 30-day blog challenge where I wrote a blog post each day of November. The lazy man’s NaNoWriMo, if you will. So I searched for one of those standard blog challenges floating around the internet, but none of them appealed to me, and I didn’t feel they would be interesting for you guys to read.
Then it hit me: why don’t I let my Hooked on Tonics choose what I write for what I have now dubbed “NaNoWriNO”? I want you to throw out anything you’d like me to write about. Seriously, anything. I will choose the topics using a very scientific method of drawing slips of paper from a hat. Suggestions could include, but are not limited to:
- Anything about me you’ve wanted to know
- An open letter to the Republican Party for being such penis holes this election season
- Dating advice
- How gladiator sandals are the worst thing to happen to fashion since knitted ponchos
- Which Golden Girls character I would be, and why
- Why I think all women are a little bit lesbian
- Scientology and their medication-hating psychologist-at-large, Tom Cruise
Basically, just have fun with it. Anything deemed to be asshat-ish (think: homophobic or racist) will be disqualified. My peeps are very respectful, but I had to put that disclaimer in because I like to pretend I’m a lawyer.
Feel free to submit your questions via:
If your topic is chosen, I will include a link back to your site unless you’d like to remain anonymous. If that’s the case, tell me you’ve got a reputation to uphold, and I’ll just say the submission was sent by Captain Whiny Baby from the SS Sissy Pants.
My Hooked on Tonics are a mixture of binge drinkers, ex-cons, sociopaths and sexual deviants. You’re also a funny and creative bunch. I look forward to this being both frightening and entertaining.