It's here! It's here!
It's November 1 and that means a few things. One of them is a steady stream of people to the local cemetery--All Saints' Day is widely observed in southern Italy--but let's talk about happier things.
First, there's NaNoWriMo, which is short for National Novel Writing Month. It's more international than national, but it *is* all about writing a novel--or at least 50,000 words throughout the month of November. I've been informed that it works out to 1667 words a day, but who's counting?
Right. I am.
I just may divulge more information about what I'm writing about as the month goes on, so do check back for updates. I guess I could put a little progress bar or something in the sidebar here. Hmm. We'll see about that.
Next we have NaBloPoMo, or National Blog Posting Month. Again, not strictly national, but all about blog posting--every day in November. So long as my internet connection holds up, I'll have something new (although I'm not promising "entertaining" or "interesting") for you to come and read each and every day this month. Lucky you.
Now as part of NaBloPoMo, I'm also participating in 30 Days of Thanks, brainchild of Boogiemum, so every day this month I'll be listing something I'm thankful for. Feel free to play along on your blog even if you're not doing NaBloPoMo or, as always, in the comments here.
Today I am thankful for:All of the wonderful friends I've made through blogging, and not just because they send me gifts like a digital camera (The Daily Rant), tahini and books (Piacere), and books in Italian for my birthday (At Home in Rome).
It's a relationship that's difficult to describe to those not in the blogosphere, but there's just such a warm, comfortable feeling of flitting around from blog to blog in the morning, catching up on my friends' lives and smiling, laughing, crying along with them. I feel so much more connected with the world since I started blogging, and it feels wonderful.
And Post Number 1 is in the books. Only 29 more to go!