Not only is today November first (happy All Saints Day and Rabbit Rabbit), but it is a day of two exciting firsts for me. Today is the first day of my first NaNoWriMo. And to commemorate the occasion, and cross another big goal off my list, I decided to make my first vlog post about the challenge.
Ever since becoming addicted to John and Hank Green on the Vlogbrothers, I’ve been curious about making a vlogpost. Finding atuthor, Betsy Cornwell’s youtube channel, also inspired me to add this to my goal list. Where it sat uncrossed off for months, because every time I tried making a vlogpost, I got nervous and tongue-tied.
Anyways, enough stalling. Here is my vlog post where I will explain more about the NaNoWriMo challenge, why I’m doing it, and what I’m worried about. I do sound a little nervous and tongue-tied, but honestly for a girl who literally used cue cards to record my voice mail message I think it’s a pretty good start.
So yeah, I’m hoping to check back in on youtube a few times this month, to update you about how I’m doing in this challenge. I think it will be a good test case to see if you all and I (we’re both in this blog together) think vlogging would be a good addition to Hardcovers & Heroines, or if I should stick with writing and images.
For the time being, I’m going to stop stalling and go start my sequel to Dream Voyages. If anyone has any NaNoWriMo tips, please send them my way. I have a feeling I’m going to need all the help I can get.If you are also participating in the crazy challenge and want a buddy, you can search me as Alison Doherty and we can cheer each other on!
Also, if you’re participating or just interested in writing here is a link to a guest post I wrote for Bear & Black Dog Editing’s blog about the pros and cons of developing a writing routine.
***Sorry the video is so blurry. It looks clear when I put it together in iMovie. If anyone has tips for this, I would be so grateful. As I said, hopefully I will get better at this.***