Saturday, November 19, 2011

NaNoWriMo 2011 - I Won't Reach My Goal...But That's OK :)

So..... I'm participating in NaNoWriMo.  If you haven't heard of it, the challenge is to write 50,000 words by 11:59:59 November 30.
That's 1,667 words a day.

I've participated in NaNoWriMo for the following years:
2002
2003
2004
2005
2010

I've made it to 50,000 for all the years except 2010. Once I knew I could actually do it, I just stopped. It just didn't have that Umph and excitement for me anymore. Then I didn't participate because I KNEW I wouldn't reach my goal at all.

But one of my critique group friends told me to just participate anyway and WRITE. You don't have to reach the ultimate goal. The point is just to WRITE. So, that's what I've decided to do in 2010. Just WRITE and not worry to much that I failed to meet the 50,000 words at the end of the month, and I couldn't get the Winner! badge to post on my websites :( . I've decided to do it again this year, 2011, and this year I feel even better at my decision to just participate for the idea of it.

NaNoWriMo keeps me motivated to write more each day. It helps remind me what I SHOULD be doing with my writing. And I love that idea!

Until Next Time!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

What's Fiverr?

Okay, sometimes I stumble upon things on the internet while searching for something else. And I saw an app on the side of an author's page that had this Fiverr thing on it.

What the heck is a Fiverr?

Being me, I went to check it out. And it was pretty entertaining! There's these people on there that will do almost  anything for Fiver dollars! Well, they really just get Four dollars and the site keeps a dollar, but the whole idea is Five dollars,and you pay with PayPal.

I then saw something that would interest me, thought about it for a day, and figured, "What the heck! It's only Fiver dollars" and this guy was also offering giving my money back if I didn't like what he was offering. His name on Fiverr is jerrylittlemars, and, I had to say, the information he stated about getting more views on YouTube was worth my little ole Five dollars.

There was some other interesting things that I thought was worth Five dollars as well, but when I clicked, it was Per Hour, or they mention some OTHER price for what they do and the Five dollars if just for consultation. I don't think that's right, nor the point, of the site...but oh well. The ones actually offering something for exactly Five dollars, I would pay more attention to.

It was a fun site and gave me some ideas on where I would want to go if I want some things extra for the future, like audio bites.

Until Next Time! :)