Tuesday, November 01, 2011

NaBloPoMo - So it begins...

November 1.

And so it begins.

There is an ominous ring to the phrase, "And so it begins...", especially for me after just reading _The Strain_, in which very non-glamorous, UN-sparkly, devoid of sexiness vampires are taking over the world. This trilogy takes the viral, parasitic approach to vampiredom.

I found myself wondering: Would I rather be faced with a zombie apocalypse OR vampire apocalypse?

I'm not going to answer for fear of some sinister force hearing me and making it all really happen.

'Cause it could happen, you know...I've seen Shawn of the Dead and Zombieland.

But for the sake of THIS particular blog entry, the phrase "And so it begins..." is in reference to NaBloPoMo - a blog-a-thon, of sorts.

It is essentially a writing project, the theme for this month being to blog for blogs sake! It happens in other months of the year as well...but November happens to be the month in which the idea of NaBloPoMo was originally born.

In other words, just git yur writin' on!
Write for the sake of moving fingers across the keyboard.
Let letters form your thoughts and drag them kicking and screaming into phrases and paragraphs.

The challenge is to update every day for the entire month of November. There are prompts, ideas, help, warm fuzzies...everything a person needs to write until their fingers go numb.

Notice I didn't say everything a 'writer' needs?

This is an exercise of the mind, really. At least it is for me. Whether a person identifies with the label of 'writer' is irrelevant. Anyone can participate, write, express and discover whether their imagination has limits or is limitless. Either way, discovery of oneself and exploration into breaking new ground WITHIN that self is never a bad thing.

And so I decided to do it, since I often plunge head first into situations before checking for rocks. Sometimes my ventures fail, but since they have never been disastrous and I'm a slow learner...eh, whatever doesn't kill you only makes you stronger...or undead...either/or.

So...here we go...Day 1.

Annnnd...she's off!



  1. Having seen more than my share of True Blood, I'm voting vampire apocalypse. But only if there really *IS* something allows the blood flow to work in all the right places, because I'd rather be eaten by zombies than spend time with an impotent Alexander Skarsgard.

    ps, I found you via the NaBloPoMo blogroll. Nice to "meet" you! :)


  2. I would take a handsome vampire any day of the week!

  3. If Eric from True Blood is a part of the Vampire Apocalypse, hell yes bring it on! If not. I'll go with Zombie. I would rock that shit! And survive. Most definitely.

  4. The latest vampireish book I've read does not have the studly, sexy, lets-get-nekkid type of vampires. More like the I Am Legend kind of creepy.

  5. You will so rock this!
    As for the vampire versus zombie thing? If I had to choose, I'd probably opt for the vampire. If they got me, I could be one of the slinky, cunning types of undead. As opposed to the stinking, rotting ones. I mean, I'm not particularly vain, or anything, but still.... ;)