Sunday, October 31, 2010


Goodness gracious, November is almost upon us, which means it's time to get busy writing!

I loved National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo) last November, and I'm excited to post every day for a month in November 2010.

But then I got to thinking...maybe it's time for a new November writing challenge!

So if you, like me, have been slacking on writing your thesis, have I got a deal for you. I hereby declare November to be National Thesis Writing Month (NaTheWriMo). Hooray!!

Yes, I commit to writing 3 pages a day (rough draft) on my thesis in November. Just learned this week that I'll be able to take a thesis class Winter term at PSU, and (hopefully) whip all those rough draft pages into shape. I wrote 200 pages of rough draft last summer, and adding another 90-ish draft pages in November will have me poised to launch into the class in January.

How, you ask, will I be able to write a daily blog post PLUS crank out the thesis writing?
I have a sneaky little weekly plan for the blog...
Sundays I'll write something thoughtful that I learn from preparing my Sunday School lesson.
Mondays I'll write about a "typical" day at work - haha - no two days are ever the same.
On Tech Tuesdays I'll write about technology for writing and won't be what you're expecting.
Wednesdays I'll post a poem - maybe a new one, or maybe an old favorite.
Thursdays will be random, Fridays I'll post a recipe, and Saturdays I'll post an update to keep me accountable on the thesis writing, and then it will be time for Sunday again.


PS: If you want to write a novel, this month, go ahead! Check out National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). This one is the granddaddy of the crazy writing challenges that November brings out in us.


Dorothy said...

Ambitious, as usual, Kathy. I'll enjoy reading your daily posts. :)

Polly @ Pieces by Polly said...

Yeah, I've been meaning to ask you how the thesis writing was going since I haven't seen any posts about it lately.

Anna said...

So many goals. It's like Nabloyourheadoffmo. :) Good luck!