I’m not doing NaNoWriMo this year.
I participated for the past two years and performed – well, kind of dismally. I could go on to diss the event for being unrealistic, but I know a lot of people write well during NaNo. Well, it isn’t for me. I do so want to finish one of my works in progress, but it’s not going to happen in a month, and most certainly not a November month.
(Before I get to the fun part, I must mention two scraps of beef I have with NaNo:
a. “National”?? Well, which nation are we talking about, exactly, because I am in South Africa. Can we change it to International? Universal? Whatever.
b. The whole fundraising thing. I don’t know. I thought it was just a fun worldwide thing and then I learned there is a donation request and ugh… I don’t know how I feel about it exactly but it changes things, I think.)
Moving on: THERE IS A NEW SOCIAL NETWORK AND IT IS ALL ABOUT WRITING LISTS.
The best “review” for The List App is actually on BookRiot, so you should actually just read that.
Essentially, it’s like Twitter but without the 140 character limit and with bullet points and numbers and STUFF.
Also, thus far, the company is intelligent and entertaining and the trolls and bigots are yet to arrive (I’m sure they might arrive in due time, sadly).
Let’s not kid ourselves: it’s another avenue for procrastination but MY GOSH IT’S AWESOME.
So I’ll be doing a list a day for the month of November. Currently the app is on iStore only so if you own an Apple device, do join me there! So far I’ve written three most thrilling lists (hah), one detailing my admissions on call on Friday night.
Hope to read your lists soon! 😉