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Hi Everyone:

The October issue of "Majestic" is live!

As always, there are very exciting things going on, and I encourage all members to read the newsletter and respond!

NaNoWriMo is right around the corner! I'm excited!

Ochani Lele

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The following comments are for "October "Majestic" is Live!"
by OchaniLele

MAJESTIC (just a click on the right hand column)...
"Thanks for being a member of litdotorg; and, please keep writing. There is power in the written word, and we are an incredibly powerful community!"
-Ochani Lele

Wow, Stuart, this month's MAJESTIC monthly column is fabulous! Loved reading everyone's columns, and the cool good news you gave us about good things coming up...

Tashi Delek!

( Posted by: TheRealKarmaTseringLhamo [Member] On: October 1, 2009 )

NaNoRiMo is just around the corner? I feel apprehensive. I hope he's non-violent(lal: laugh a little[optional]).

Seriously, keep it up!


( Posted by: drsoos [Member] On: October 1, 2009 )

It's ALIVE!.....*gulp*
Oh boy! This should be fun...everybody read, LinnieRed's new humor column, awesome work, and JonPenny, and Beckett Grey, and so many others, all in this month's MAJESTIC Monthly Newsletter (Just a click to the right hand column)...

Live a little! Read, Write, Respond...muuuahhhhahahaHAHAHAHAHaha!

( Posted by: TheRealKarmaTseringLhamo [Member] On: October 2, 2009 )

Brilliant I tell you, brilliant! You know what else is in the Majestic, everything you never wanted to know about yours truly. That's right, for some reason I cannot begin to understand, Karma thought I was worth an interview. Go read it quick before she realizes I'm about as interesting as a game of "sit and watch the grass grow" Run damn you, RUN!!!!



( Posted by: HeRoCoMpLeX [Member] On: October 2, 2009 )

Hi Everyone:

I'm very excited about NaNoWriMo. They do have an official website, and you can get to the FAQ and the link by accessing the "From the Editor's Desk" section of our newsletter.

When I jumped on board last year as a member of lit, I wanted to promote NaNoWritMo on our pages; however, I was new, just getting my feet wet on the website, and I didn't have enough time to try and get people on board with me for motivational purposes.

Basically, National Write a Novel Month is a nationwide challenge begun in 1999 by the NaNoWriMo people which encourages new writers to complete a novel (rough though it may be) in just 30 days. To "win" the contest, the only requirement is that you complete 50,000 words. Sounds easy? That's close to 2,000 words per day.

If you read through their website, you'll see that some entries have gotten published! Of course, after the challenge was over I'm sure there was a lot of rewriting involved, but for some, this was the inspiration they needed to get their first novels written.

Along with the thousands of other things I have to do, I'm going to attempt the NaNoWriMo challenge. Our technomage, Chrispian, is adding a NaNoWriMo section to the main pages of litdotorg, and anyone who wants to attempt the challenge with me can post their work to that category daily.

From what I've read, the only requirement to register your work personally with the website is to create an account there, and in the last days, upload your novel for its official word count. Then, at the end of the challenge, they announce which writers achieved the required word count. Those who complete at least 50,000 words are winners!

So -- later today (hopefully) the NaNoWriMo category should be up and running on lit's pages. Who is going to take the challenge with me?


( Posted by: OchaniLele [Member] On: October 2, 2009 )

Limbering up here for my fourth go at NaNo. I have completed for the last three years and have the (downloaded) certificates on my wall.

It's a great challenge. This year I am completing a fantasy trilogy.

( Posted by: Gabion [Member] On: October 2, 2009 )

@ Gabion
So we have a veteran NaNoWriMo contestant? That's wonderful! I'm happy that you are here!

This will be my first year participating.

Chrispian opened the NaNoWriMo subsection on litdotorg for us today. If anyone is going to take this journey with us, and wants to post their daily writing in that section, it will be available for posting on November 1, 2009.

I'm so excited.

Since you are a veteran, could you take a few moments to fill us in on some of the details, or discuss your own participation?


PS: Is anyone else going to take this challenge with us? I'm very psyched to see if I can meet the 50,000 words in one month quota. It will be a good exercise in discipline for me!

( Posted by: OchaniLele [Member] On: October 2, 2009 )

@ Dr Soos
The "nanunanu" cracked me up, and you, of course, "aged" yourself with that Mork & Mindy referece.

Wait -- so did I by admitting I caught it.

Anyway, go read my blog: I was thinking about you when I started writing it!


PS: Where are all the wonderfully witty ditties you're so well known for? I miss them. Or have they been here, and I've just missed them? I've been so busy lately I don't have time to BREATHE much less read. Ugh.

( Posted by: OchaniLele [Member] On: October 2, 2009 )

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