Friday, November 4, 2011 | By: Angela Brown

Where Did All the Good Words Go?

I'm thinking if we check NaNoWriMo, PiBoIdMo or perhaps WNFIN we might find where they went.  I heard there's even NaNoReviMo.  Now those darlings have probably plucked all the good words and are coming back to grab some more.  But then again, words do not belong to any one person.  They may be coined, copyrighted in a group called a story, but we all have access to them.

I want to encourage everyone clacking away at their keyboards, scribbling in a notepad or speedswiping on a touchscreen to enjoy their given challenge.  And even though we get to call ourselves winners if we meet the challenge, the REAL winners will be the readers who will benefit from out bounty.

So write on everyone.  Write on.

On a more tickled-to-be note, I want to thank Angela Orlowski-Peart and Tara Tyler for giving me the fabulous Stylish Blogger Award.  I am humbled by their good words of recognition.

This comes with the giving of seven random facts about moi and giving the award to five other bloggers.  You guys already know I love chocolate and anime so instead I'll point you to  my Friendly Conversation with Reece Hanzon so you can know a little more about the "writer me".

Who to give this award to? That's just too hard.  I heart all my blogs.  So if you're not picked, it's NOT because I don't like you, because I do, I like you, ALL of you :-)
Each one chosen is very unique and doing their stylish blogger thang in their own way:
Alz and Krispy at A Nudge in the Right Direction
Damyanti at Writing on Writing: Amlokiblogs
AveryMarsh at Creative Type
Peggy Eddleman at Will Write for Cookies
Short and Sweet

And finally, did I meet my goal for Thursday night?
Why yes, I did.  I made it to 6K words.
Friday night's goal:  add 2K more
Weekend goal (bearing in mind that the chipmunk will be a bit demanding as usual and other things that just couldn't be changed):  add 4K more

So what is your goal?  It doesn't have to be NaNo-related.  It could be a goal to watch a Battlestar Galactica marathon or to eat as many Twizzlers as you can.


Angela Cothran said...

I'm missing good words too! But now it all makes sense.

E.R. King said...

GUILTY! I'm doing NaNoReviseMo. So far so good.
Congrats on the award!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the award!

Words seem to be failing me or maybe it is the list of things that need to be accomplished this month over and above the wordage. Sigh.

Good luck!

LD Masterson said...

My current goal is to gather all feedback I'm getting from my readers and cp's on my wip and put that good advice into use.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Maybe a Stargate marathon and a case of Hot Tamales? Way to go on your word count!

Tara Tyler said...

i read that great post =)
and way to meet your goals
i'm doing the revmo and its going very well!

hav a wonderful weekend!

Angela Brown said...

Angela, I think we found one of our culprits right here > E.R.< has already plead guilty to the act of grabbing good words for her draft and for revising. However, I hear she got off for having a great smile and a wonderful story :-)

Raelyn - There's a lot going on this month. The words are probably running and hiding as we all chase them down lol!!!

LD - You have an awesome goal there.

Alex - Wow, a Stargate marathon would take days lol!! Unless you stuck with just one, like just SG1. And Hot Tamales? Nom Nom, spicey!

Angela Brown said...

Thanks so much for stopping by Tara and again for the award *blush*

Keep going with ReviMo. You have a great weekend as well.

Olga said...

Congratulations on your award! My goal for today is to organize my thoughts :) And to read all the books I borrowed from the library.

Angela Brown said...

Books, books and more books. Please have the best time enjoying them, Olga.

Rance said...


Congratulations on meeting your goals! I find it very difficult to prepare myself for NaNoWriMo, so I never take place...and I'd be afraid of what awful crap would come out of it if I did!

I hope you succeed -- just keep up your positivity and you'll write fantastic things!

CNHolmberg said...

Over from the bloffee!

NaNoReviMo? That's something I might be interested in...

Good luck on your story, 6k is great. :)

Sandwiched Writer said...

Great job with your goals/word count!

I got 1,642 yesterday. Today's off to a slower start. I find it encourages me to check in with others who are participating -- either formally or informally.

Again, thank you so much for your comments on the chapters I've put on my blog!

Sandwiched Writer said...

Oh, and my goal ... well, one of them is to finish my novel in progress ... even if I don't manage to crank out the 1,600-ish words per day. And, at some point, finish a memoir I began some years ago. Whew!

Angela Brown said...

Thanks, Rance. Your encouragement is very helpful...seriously...very, very helpful

Thanks for coming over from bloffee, CN. I hear the folks doing NaNoReviMo are cracking whips and taking names...well, maybe more like taking coffee sips and working on new names lol!!!

Sandwiched, I can only give comments that I can stand behind, and your novel in progress is so gripping. I'll continue posting my NaNo progress and sending encouragement out to others as well. You've got a lot going, but I know you can do it :-)

Jolene Perry said...

I have this random writing "to-do" list that I was SUPPOSED to do this month.
Now I have this new idea that won't let me go . . .

My plan?

Just keep working on what I want to work on, as long as I don't ignore my edits.
Also - look for a brainless, fun book, because I've read some heavy ones lately . . .

Angela Brown said...

Good hunting for the fun book. There are lots out there, I'm sure. And good on you to keep those edits in mind, Jolene. I'm hoping to get to that soon myself.

Dianne K. Salerni said...

Hi, Angela! I popped over from Katie Mill's bloffee (although kind of late).

All those acronyms make my head spin a little. (And I thought we used a lot of acronyms in the field of education!)

I'm not participating in NaNo, but I am revising one manuscript and probing a SNI to see if it has the depth to become the next WIP!

(heh, heh, acronyms!)

Krispy said...

You already know I'm NaNo-ing! Thanks for the award! I will tuck it away with all our other ones.

And woohoo anime and chocolate and BSG marathons. You are a girl after my heart. ;)

Good job with the writing goals!

Angela Brown said...

LOL! Dianne, more acronums to confuse the non-writers. Now that you mention it, we do have a lot of acronyms happening in the writing world.

Hey Krispy, you are more than welcome for the award. Sending you encouragement to keep cranking out the words.

Barbara Ann Wright said...

Awesome, Angela! Go, go go!

Elle Strauss said...

I only have a goal of writing one page a day, and I still haven't written it, ack!

Clarissa Draper said...

Congrats on the award and making the goal! My goal. Get up at five every morning. Sill, I know.

Angela Brown said...

Thank you so much, Barbara. I'm stockpiling the encouragement. It will be needed in those wee hour mornings when my brain feels scrambled.

Elle, you can do it! One page a day is one day away. Though if you're a procrastinator like me, might want to make that two days away :-)

Getting up at 5 am in the morning?'ll have to tell me what that is like. 5 am I'm hoping to start another drool trail down my chin. lol!!!

Anonymous said...

I wrote 25,000 words the past two years. If I can do the same this time I will be very happy!

Peggy Eddleman said...

Congrats on meeting your goals and getting the award... TWICE!

My goals are all NaNoReviMo related... only NaNoReviMo supercharged. I'm actually trying to finish by tonight. Five days into it. Here's hoping it won't kill me!

And thanks so much for the award! I've never gotten this one before, and I'm crazy flattered!

Angela Brown said...

LOL! Well then go for it, Stephen :-)

I'm sending some chocolate chip and walnut cookies your way for support Peggy. NaNoReviMo it up!

Sommer Leigh said...

Happy NaNo Day Five!
Hopefully the initial excitement is still going strong, but if not I've come with a toolbox of inspiration. Ready?

First, quote of the day: Don't give up what you want most for what you want right now.

Second, NaNo Tip of the Day: Don't forget to reward yourself. It is often easier to notice our lagging word count numbers than to notice how far we've already come.

Good luck!!! Just keep writing!!!

Angela Brown said...

Thank you so much for the quote and tip. Great inspiration as we hit this weekend blitz.

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