Word Crawl?

So, if you’ve been hanging around the NaNoWriMo world recently, you have more than likely discovered mention of a “Word Crawl”.

What is a word crawl, you ask?

A word crawl is a very neat thing. It takes something you either need to do, or are a fan of, and gives you writing challenges in that theme. The most popular ones are Harry Potter ones this year, though I myself wrote a star trek one.

Word crawls tend to net an average of 2k to 3k words for the participant, and they seem to be great fun for the participants.

I am currently working my way through the Harry Potter Year One crawl, and I’m having a lot of fun doing it. {LINK for those interested, only valid until the 2016 forum wipe} I’ve already added 2.2k to my word count while doing it, and I’m not even to the school yet in the challenge.

I’ll probably do my own crawl, the Star Trek one, later. I’ve got lots of trekkie friends, and they seem to like it.


Enjoy your NaNoWriMo, I know I am.


The 2015 NaNoWriMo season starts in full for me tomorrow! It’s so fantastic!

This is the one time of the year that I don’t end up feeling terrible about being me.

This is also my second year as a Municipal Liaison for the Memphis region, and my co-ML and I have some great things planned for the upcoming year. I can’t wait to get to the meet-and-greet / kickoff party as that’s the official beginning of the chaos that is NaNoWriMo.


Expect me to be even more sporadic than usual.


I will always feel kind of bad….

Because I haven’t been able to purchase all of the NaNoWriMo group’s books that interest me. Often, it actually boils down to the simple fact that I don’t even make the minimum of a living wage where I live, so I generally have to choose between which bill here and there and eating.

I wanted to post to one of the wrimos today that if they would link me to their book on Amazon, I’d see if it fit into my too small budget this week, and if it did, come payday, I’d buy it. That’s usually how it is, and right now, most of my book purchases are currently planned out for the next three months. (Kate Mulgrew’s Born With Teeth, is the major splurge – I’ll be buying that hardback – so it’ll be over $25 – which I’ve already got mostly saved as a tiny little gift to myself.) Read more “I will always feel kind of bad….”