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.