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December 1, people—here we are! We made it out of the NaNo trenches of November, and I’m declaring December EdYoFOffMo (Edit Your Face Off Month).
FYI: EdYoFOffMo is pronounced ed-yo-FOFF-mo, in case you care.
Over at the Write-Brained Network, I’ve created a Subgroup specifically for this, so interested parties can track their progress. If you’d like to get in on this action, join the WB (and then the EdYoFOffMo—I just can’t get enough of it!—subgroup) STAT.
HOW IT WORKS
Basically, it will work like WordWatchers—The gist of WW: set a weekly word goal and WRITE!—only, since we all edit differently, all our goals will be different.
At the beginning of each week (we’ll typically go Monday-Sunday; however, this will be a shorty week, since Dec. 1 lands on a Wednesday), participants will set a goal for what they want to get done, editing wise, that week. For example, it could be a certain amount of edited pages, a run-through for smoothing out transitions or beefing up setting/atmosphere, taking a machete to adverbs or passive verbs, etc. Whatever you want; whatever fits with your life, but is still challenging.
Bottom line: Let’s not lose the momentum we built during such a successful November.*
*If you don’t have a finished draft of something, then do WordWatchers and try to get it done! You can jump into EdYoFOffMo at any time. It’s just for fun—and to be accountable—and to keep us sane as we edit.
Also: Don’t be afraid to join the WB and participate in these contests. Believe me—you’re not going to find a more supportive group out there. Seeing others’ progress really is inspiring. It provides a major push to get your shizz done as well.
So, if you’re interested in participating in EdYoFOffMo, go to Subgroups (in the top tab of the WB’s main page) and join the EdYoFOffMo group.
I’ll see you over there!
And now . . . totally off topic: Hair-Related Questions.
Well, actually, it’s not completely off topic, because it involves cutting—just words and not hair!
So, pretty much all my life, I had long hair.
About three years ago, it started getting shorter:
And then I decided to go Holmes:
And it’s been pretty much like this ever since:
However, I’ve been seeing some cute pixie haircuts out there lately, and it’s making me wonder . . . should I do it?
I wouldn’t want the Holmes pixie. There’s something too 1967 about it:
But this is closer:
Something soft. Perhaps the Mandy Moore (LOVE HER):
So, um, what do you think? Besides “these are all exactly the same, Ricki”?
My one fear about it is that I’ll hate it, it will take forever to grow out to my current length (which I def like—I was even thinking of growing it out just a little longer and have done that *just a tad* this fall), and it will look horrible in the interim. And I’ll look like a boy. And . . . and . . .
Anyone out there have a short short short haircut? Or *have* you had one? What was your experience in growing it out?
Furthermore, should I just be brave and do it?
I’ll probably chicken out, but I’ve been thinking about it lately. Not sure what my husband thinks, but he *does* think my ears are cute, for some reason. And he hasn’t really seen them in about three years! This would be his big chance!
Next haircut scheduled: Dec. 16.
Last week, I announced the emerging of The Write-Brained Network, my online writing organization (formerly Shenandoah Writers Online).
YOU ARE INVITED
I’d like to extend a formal invitation to anyone out there stumbling upon this blog post who is a writer and who has not yet checked us out. I’d love to meet you—virtually or otherwise.
We are doing some cool things, and I’ve love to have you be a part of them:
- We currently have four satellite chapters starting up throughout the country—soon to be six!
- Three members have also started subgroups by genre—currently, for YA (YAwesome Writers), horror writers (The Dark Ones), and literary writers (Literary Lovers)
- As well, we are in talks about putting on an IRL conference possibly as early as next year!
Like I said—cool things happening. I could not be more of a proud mama bear.
This is our third month doing WordWatchers, and while we’ve had participation every month, I’d like to up the ante a bit for September.
One winner will receive a 10-page manuscript critique from moi, and one will receive ONE of a number of SIGNED BOOKS (I finally got my box o’ plunder back from the RWA conference, and there’s a ton of great stuff available in there—details forthcoming)!
To be eligible, all you have to do is:
1) Be a member of the Write-Brained Network.
3) Log your progress on the WB group wall and/or in the September WordWatchers discussion in our WB forum.
+1 entry for setting a goal and participating (publicly)
+1 entry for every day you log your writing progress
+5 entries for every week you HIT your weekly writing goal
+3 entries for every person you invite to join the WB (who joins!) between now and the end of the month*
*You will have to let me know if you invited someone and they joined or if you’ve blogged/Tweeted about the WB—I’m not a mindreader!
At the end of the month, I’ll have you tally your entries, send them to me, and I’ll pick two winners.