Jet Lag and Opportunities and Ideas #SundaySalon
The scene: // My first Sunday Salon post after our three-week trip to England. We have a touch of fall here in Missouri — yellow leaves on renewed green grass after some rain.
Listening to: // The Barr Brothers — a rock band with a harp player. I heard them yesterday on Weekend Edition Saturday. The new album won’t be released until tomorrow, so I’m listening to their earlier one on Spotify.
Reading:// Literary Walks in Bath by Andrew Swift and Kirsten Elliott. Picked up in Bath, of course.
Blogging about: // Our trip to England with some initial photos.
Participating in: // The Kickstarter for a documentary about Orchard House, the home of the Alcott family where Little Women was written. Please join me! Among other reasons, the gifts for backers are cool.
Thinking about: // NaNoWriMo. I’m thinking about doing it this year. I may set it up as a challenge for other book bloggers unless someone else is already doing that. Will you be writing a novel in November? Would you want to join with other book bloggers in the process for support and encouragement?
Hey Joy and welcome back! I thoroughly enjoyed all your Facebook updates of that fantastic trip 🙂
I would love to be a part of a book bloggers NaNo support group, if you decide to start one. Just keep me posted ….
Oh, I loved doing NaNoWriMo…did it in 2010…and the book I started then was published this year (Interior Designs). It was a great experience in writing every day and finishing something I had started.
A few years ago, I participated in a Louisa May Alcott challenge and loved revisiting Orchard House and a few other familiar places.
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I think about joining in on NaNo every year, and two or three times I actually wrote…for a couple of days. It always falls during prime Cybils reading time, so I get easily distracted. Maybe if I joined a support group like you propose….
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NaNoWriMo: “I’m thinking about doing it this year. I may set it up as a challenge for other book bloggers unless someone else is already doing that. Will you be writing a novel in November? Would you want to join with other book bloggers in the process for support and encouragement?”
Talk to me before you set anything up, Joy. I was Municipal Liaison for Chattanooga one year, so I’m sure there is one (or maybe several) for St. Louis. In other words, NaNoWriMo already has this covered. I’m about to leave to meet friends, but I’ll check this later and get back to you with more information later today.
Glad you had a good trip and are home again safe and sound.
Bonnie, there’s a very active group of NaNoWriMo folks in St. Louis. Or, at least there was when I last did it in 2011. In 2011, I laboriously created a list of book bloggers who were doing NaNoWriMo and we found it fun to hook up in that way. This year, if I do something similar, I’ll use Mr. Linky so that’s less work for me!
Okay, so I don’t have to do research since you already know about write-ins and such? We met up and encouraged each other to work, though as ML (municipal liaison) I was too busy to focus as much on my writing as I had before.
Yep! Are you going to do NaNoWriMo this year?
I haven’t decided. I seem to already have gotten myself involved in too much since moving to St. Louis, but I’m still a writer who needs to write. What to do? What to do? I’ll let you know.
I would love to write a novel in November. If only it would happen! Good luck!
Oh sounds like you had a wonderful trip! Nice photos. I look forward to hearing more about your adventures. Welcome back.
Welcome back! I enjoyed seeing the photos on facebook too! I love the kickstarter for the documentary on Orchard House! I have never really thought about visiting the home until reading the kickstarter for the documentary- it sounds so interesting I may have to go now. Thanks for sharing that!
Welcome back! I’m sure you had a super awesome time and can’t wait to hear more about your trip 🙂
I like the idea of NaNo but I don’t have much to write about. At least not novel-wise. Maybe a book of essays?