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That time of year is approaching again, and I am ridiculously excited.

I jus tknow that I'm crazy, though, to jump in when I'll have papers and things.  Heck, I'm busy now.

Oh well. ^_____^

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My boyfriend's doing it... and I think I might attempt it this year. :3

But it'll be hard! Since I have a con the first weekend and I really don't have much plot yet.

I NEED PLOT ; _________ ;

*trying to resist urge... failing...* No plot? No problem!!

Er, haha, yeah. XDD

If it makes you feel any better, my entire plan consists of "Naruto cast + hockey = ?????". XD

I can happily say that I think I actually HAVE a novel-worthy idea this year (granted, it's a shitty-and-somewhat-cliched novel-worthy plan, but that's more plan than 2k4 and 2k5...)

And as much as I know no-plot-no-problem, in my case it's more like no-plot-no-plot-NO-PLOT.

I ended up giving up on 2k5 just as it was getting some plot. Around the almost 20k mark. :/

I hope that this year I'll be able to pull it off.

See, you aren't as bad off as you thought. ^^

I have no plot either; I'm just going to start writing and hope I can grow a plot. (Ever notice how plots are kind of like a cancer? They grow when you don't want them to, don't cooperate when you need them to, and take over your life whether you want them to or not?)

I remember that! Well, sorta. XD I remember you saying you were dropping out.


Dropping out is always the saddest thing.

I just hope I can cancer up some plot. Cuz even the year I won it was mostly just repetative morning routine scene after repetative morning routine scene :/ That's not much fun to read, and definately not much fun to write.

This year though, I want less angstcrydrama and a lighter, happier type of story. Maybe I'll manage?

Dropping out is sad - I had to do it in 2004 and it was really depressing. XD

Haha, repetitive morning scenes for the win wordcount? XD

I'm hoping for less angst this year, too. I didn't MEAN to have as much angst as I did last year, but my plot kind of ran away with me and turned into this thing with angst on three or four fronts. XD

; ____ ;
Now I'm too excited to NOT do wrimo this year.


Ahhahahaha, oops? ^^;;

Mwahahahaha, my mission is complete! >:D

Any idea as what you're going to write about this year?

I'm doing Naruto fanfic again, because I have this idea that is only going to get done if I use it for NaNo.

So far, almost the entire plan consists of "Naruto cast + HOCKEY = ?????". XDD I can has plots nao? XD

Hockey? Oh my, any ideas so far?

I was just wondering, as a many-time winner of NaNo, what are the rules and who win?

Um... I'm starting in the summer with street hockey, and am going to move into ice hockey as winter rolls around. That's all I've got so far. XD

Basic rules: write a novel of 50,000 words, starting from scratch November first and reaching 50K before 11:59:59 local time on November 30. "Novel" is defined for NaNo purposes as "a lengthy work of fiction".
Winners: anyone who hits 50K and validates their novel before the deadline.

It's pretty simple. ^^

Friendsy and warm?

How many can you have each NaNo?

I dunno. That, or friendsy and violent, maybe. It is hockey. XD

How many winners? As many as hit 50K and validate. Last year we had... 13,000, I think, out of around 80,000 participants.

lol. Can't wait.

So your novel gets published when you win?


Uh, if you choose to self-publish it, or edit it and try getting it published by an actual publisher, sure. Otherwise, you can publish it online or whatever, of lock it away for all eternity, if you so choose. XDD I've locked away my 2005 novel until I have the time to give it the heavy, heavy editing it requires. (God, it's so bad. XD)

thank you

Hello Caitlin,

Thanks for the warm welcome on my website! I hope I can survive the month! Good luck to you too!


The new Naruto episode had me sobbing like a baby.

OMG, me too. I was at work and watching it on YouTube because AVI files won't play on the work computer.

Good thing it was almost four AM. XD

I was watching it alone in my room. My dad and brother came in a few times, but thankfully, they didn't see and if they did, they didn't ask.

Such a sad episode. Naruto was right, it's definitely as effective as Sandaime's death. *sigh*

lol. You were at work at 4 AM?

Yup, definitely as effective.

I was working the midnight to sic AM backshift, so I should hope I was at work as four AM. XDD

What do you do that requires you to take that shift?

I'm a porter, and there's one shift on the schedule that no on ehas as a permanent shift because Joan (the head porter) likes to let the first year porters (like me, who get less shifts because they're first years) alternate it so we always get some hours.

So what else could you have been doing late at night, alongside watching Naruto? Backbreaking work?

You were alone?

Haha, basically, nothing. I sit in a small, glass-walled office and watch the door to my building. When it's four AM, there isn't much to watch. XD I'd already checked to make sure the doors were all closed, like, twice that night, so I just got to chill. Though I maybe should have been doing schoolwork, I just couldn't concentrate on it enough. XD

Um, yes? XD They don't need two people watching the door at four AM, when mostly everyone has gone to bed or are passed out drunk in their dorm rooms. XD If I needed help with something or there was an emergency, I could have called the RAs on duty, the RLC on duty (my boss), the Campus Police, or Security. So I was alone, but not without backup should I have needed it.

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