Did you rock the vote or vote to rock? AND NaNoMonth Poll

So, judging by the election results, I think it's safe to say a chunk of Americans are dissatisfied with the political atmosphere in my country.  What's new?  We change politicians like underwear (regularly ... I hope) around this place.  As always, I'll simply wish the winners the best of luck, because regardless of their agendas, political affiliation, etc. in general the math seems pretty simple:  If they fail, we all lose.  I want my President, congressperson, mayor, etc. to be the best they can be, even if I didn't vote for them.  Too much heaping on and acting as if we're not all in this together, if you ask me.   I digress ...

Being an election week, I thought it would be a good time to poll the audience.  I'm N.O.T. participating in the NaNoMonth madness this year.  I'm too bogged down in revisions (hopefully the last round, but it's best not to jinx these things) to even think about turning my attention to something new.  However, I'd love to know how many of you A.R.E. participating, and what you're working on.

Do you have a name for your NaNo project?  Genre?  Hoped-for word count other than the 50 K?

I'd really love to hear all about it.  And if you're not participating, you can tell me that too, and we can grumble about the people going crazy over it together.

I'm a mean one, Mr. Grinch.  :)


P.S. I always vote to ROCK!


  1. voting is compulsory here in Australia - we get slapped with a fine if we don't vote, haha.

    anyways, I'm doing the nano. although have discovered i am no good at accepting lame-o prose. soooo... moving along kinda slowly.

    I have a title! yay! which is the first time I've settled on one, um, ever :)

    It's called: Some Kind of Awesome and is contemp YA and very Australian.

    good luck with your writing!

  2. Yep, I'm in. It just happened I was done with revisions and ready to go with a new story, so I'm using NaNo as an excuse to get it down.

    It's called Sapphire and it's about a teen inter racial romance from conflicting faiths. I'm sure I'll go over 50k. But 50k will get me well into it. I never like to go over 90k for a YA story anyway.

    BTW I rocked the vote because I vote to rock.

  3. I like your comments on voting-- so TRUE. I want my elected reps to be working toward good, whether I voted for them or not. Let's keep our fingers crossed that they'll all just get along now.
    Not doing Nano- working on rewrites and editing.

  4. @ Nomes: I go back and forth on if we should make it compulsory here in the states. Voting -- or not -- is kind of viewed as a purely freedom based thing. I think people would freak-out if we tried to make them vote, but I think it might be best in some cases.

    @ PK: Oooooo, sounds controversial ... I LOVE IT!

    @ KO:There are several of us non-NaNo folks who are focusing on revision. I say we start our own revisions month next year!

  5. EJ, if you're revising, i'd say it's NaNoREmo for you. :)
    (which is how i pronounce NaNoWriMo anyway, because i just can't break myself of the habit.)

    my NaNo is a bit of a cheat, because it's the WIP i had already started, but i'm only counting the words written in November.

  6. Nanner here.

    This year, I'm back to my roots, YA contemporary. It's called The Momicles of King's Fort. For now.

  7. I was hit by an attack of sanity at just the right moment, so I'm not participating in NaNo. --Sigh of relief--.

    I am trying to settle on a story idea so I can start a new novel, though. Sometimes too many ideas are worse than no ideas.


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