I must be crazy, but I’ve decided to undertake NaNoWriMo once again this year. I’m so excited, and also a little apprehensive (obviously). What’s cool is that one of my coworkers knew about the contest, and decided to sign up to do it this year, too. We’ve already made plans to attend some of the regional events in our area, which is much more than I’ve done in years past. Then today during lunch, we were talking about the contest with the rest of our office, and two of the other guys decided to sign up too. We already spend some pretty long hours with each other as a team, and this will tack on a great deal of more time and obligation – plus a certain degree of accountability, which I really look forward to. It all starts on November 1st – just five days away!
The other cool thing I’ll be doing in November is another contest-y kind of project that my coworker clued me in on, called Thirty Days Project. It requires you to do something creative every single day for 30 days. It can be anything, from writing to photography to crafting, just as long as it’s creative. I thought about it for awhile and decided to take up an old crafting love that I haven’t done in years – origami. I’m going to make one new origami piece every day for 30 days and take/post a picture each day. I’m going to try to do something a little more in the intermediate or even advanced categories, and went ahead this afternoon and bought a book for beginners called “Creating Joyful Origami Boxes,” by Tomoko Fuse. Hopefully you’ll be seeing my handiwork soon, since I’ll post it here as well as on the Thirty Days site.