Thursday, October 27, 2011

Reading and Writing

Jane knew that updating her Facebook status to 'Stuck' wouldn't help her word count...
 In the fall an indeterminate-aged blogger's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of NaNoWriMo...

We're big fans of the written word here at The Uncrushable Jersey Dress.  And, considering the sheer volume of content The Founding Bettys have churned out, the idea of grinding through 50,000 words in one month (!) ought not to be so daunting.  But if you're a tortoise (slow and steady, like some of us around here) it's still 1,667 words a day.

I have several friends who do it every year (or attempt it), Betty Debbie's DIL has in the past and is again this year and, of course, Betty Magdalen did it last year.  (We call that lost month The Dread and Interminable Silence when she just vanished.)  So, this year, I'm determined that we not lose touch.
"Never, never, never give up!" Staci couldn't agree that a Winston Churchill quote was somehow inappropriate for a football game.  Why, anything said with a high kick and jazz hands was good enough for her.

That's why this month I'm hosting an Uncrushable NaNoWriMo cheerleading clinic. (It's like real cheerleading but without pompoms, short skirts and the niggling doubt that this isn't going to help you get into Stanford.)  Some of our NaNoWriMo posts will be Betty-lite but all will be Betty-supportive.  And if our Betty WriMos need a little pick-me-up, we'd be happy to get and publish any emails you want to send on.


  1. Sis-boom-bah!

    (Thanks - and I promise not to disappear.)

  2. Hurrah! This is going to be such fun.

  3. Betty Barbara here--
    Hmmmm, the only cheer I remember from high school football season went something like this:
    "Rah! Rah! Ree!
    Kick him in the knee!
    Rah! Rah! Rass!
    Kick him in the...other knee!!"

    And I doubt Betty Magdalen and other NaNoWriMo Bettys will appreciate that cheer.

    In all seriousness--you rock, Betty writers! Go ladies!! Write! Write!! Write!!!