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ready for nanowrimo!!

for the past few years i’ve noticed folks chatting on twitter about participating in nanowrimo (national novel writing month), and this year i’ve decided to jump into the madness of it all. yep, i plan on completing a 50,000 freakin’ word novel in a month.

*gasping* and holding my cheeks like that home alone kid.

and it starts…TODAY, y’all. to-day.

back when i first started this blog i did nablopomo where you had to post daily for the month of november and that was a challenge, so this here… woowee, i already know it’s gonna be a major pain in my pinky toe at times. but i know i can do it!!! after all, i’ve been saying for years that i want to write a book. and you know, i’m in between job situations so a sista ain’t got nothin’ but time.

and hello, it’s not like i’ve never tried this before. oh yeah, honey, i started a novel back in 2002. never finished it, but i got half-way through. it was a hot mess too. a half-done, piece of hotmessedness that i put time and effort into. i’ll even let you in on a little secret, i had the audacity to pass that thing along to an associate of mine at a publishing house in new york. she must’ve thought i was absolutely nuts. i cringed over my words a few months ago when i decided to go back and read it.


and i expect to cringe a little more through this new experience, but for totally different reasons. it’ll be more like a stressed-out-wanting-to-kick-myself-in-the-derriere-but-instead-i’m-too-busy-balling-myself-up-sucking-my-thumb-in-a-corner kinda cringe.

in fact, i expect to feel a lot like this guy, malik williams. i found his hilarious videos on vimeo where he talks about the insanity of participating in nanowrimo two years ago.

NaNoWriMo – Day 2 from Malik Williams on Vimeo.

malik, where are you?!! i’m dying to know who was at the door!! 🙂

the end approaches… from Malik Williams on Vimeo.

anyway, onward & forward!! come on, nanowrimo’ers, let’s get it!!

the mama with moxie

niki d. is the former editor of a national publication (sister 2 sister magazine), formerly the manager of a now-defunct web community for moms (momslikeme.com) in the dc area, and she’s also formerly single and childless. but alas, her knight in shining (or not so shiny) nikes came through and they married and added another child to their madness (she’s a stepmama!).

mamasgotmoxie.com was created in 2007 as a way for niki d. to express herself creatively, to keep family members entertained with the adventures of her young son dutch and she thought maybe she could make a buck or two in the process. while the first two things proved very successful, she scored poorly on the success chart of monetizing her blog and it’s probably because of her randomness.

she’s okay with that.

this moxie chick digs rainy days, stormy nights, pink cotton candy, her husband’s wicked sense of humor, her son’s laughter, her stepson’s coolness, rockin’ fedoras, pralines and cream ice cream from baskin robbins, actually having time to read a book, songs with beautiful lyrics, burning incense, jeans, jeans and more jeans, not having to cook dinner, extra sweet tea, puffy clouds, driving with all the windows down, big sunglasses, bangles that jangle, long drives, good friends, picture taking, walking on the beach, nyc, ol’ school music, painting, shrimp tacos, watching her son dance, long skirts, short dresses, acoustic guitar, soul music, watermelon, funny movies, writing, conversing with loved ones, bold fingernail polish, artists, period films, long naps, strolling through eastern market, being a mama, white wine and saturday mornings…

mama has landed!!!!!!!!

and the crowd cheers!!!!!! yaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!! don’t you hear them?? or is it just in my own mind?? hahaha… well, that just figures.

this first entry isn’t about too much. just saying hello, but i’ll be back… oh yeah, because if you know me, then you know mama always has an opinion about SOMETHIN’… and there’s always somethin’ to chit chat about.

so in the meantime, i’m just going to sit back and chill and get comfy in my new space on wordpress. light an incense. put on some d’angelo. have a nice tall glass of tropicana tropical fruit punch. that’s what i’m on right now. tropical fruit punch. haha…

okay, lata gatas…