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Training for a Caffeine Marathon

Today, we worked to take a picture to accompany my post on WriMos FTW! (Did I mention that’s up? Feel free to take a look!)

I wanted to focus upon a marathon theme, and… well, you can see that.. I tried to focus upon a marathon theme!

I’m all in all satisfied with the result, and… intrigued by the other photos that resulted.

Below are the rejected pictures for the post.

Click any image to enlarge… if you dare. 


Say again? What’s that gaggle of letters you piled onto your blog title like an out-of-work surrealist painter all hopped up on watercolor fumes?

There is, maybe, one thing I did not make clear in my first post: I may talk a bit in a circle, flinging about a bit of non-traditional imagery to accomplish a specific goal. I confess I do not always accomplish my goals; after all, communication is a two-way street. It doesn’t matter how much I feel like I’ve done well saying something, if you don’t get it, communication is not working.

Anyway, back to the Subject At Hand.

Much of what helped give me the proverbial kick in the pants is NaNoWriMo, and my desire to participate in said event. I got back on Twitter (though, to be fair, I’d never really used it before), and began to connect with writerly types.

Oppressively long story cut short by the Editing Machete of Longwindedness Doom (+2), I found myself caught in a flurry of tweets (with surprisingly few feathers flying, to my disappointment) with people such as the illustrious @LynMidnight, who, crazy person that she is, decided that a networking blog for NaNoWriMo was just the thing to help people slog through the rough times, and share the glorious times as well.

Thus, through the tears, laughs, agitations, and not-nearly-enough-flying-feathers, WriMosFTW was born.

The site features guest blog posts from both Once and Future Participants, and NaNoNoobs like me. (On second thought, that actually looks kind of tacky… let’s make a deal, you and me, to never, ever mention this term again. Okay? Done.)

It’s a great place to receive encouragement and insight, and to find other writers with whom you may connect. We’re all in this together… separately, but together! I strongly encourage you, reader, to check out the site, and if you are participating, maybe even give @LynMidnight a shout-out… she is still seeking blog posts for November.

As a side-note, my guest blog will be posted on Wednesday. Is this shameless self-promotion? Maybe. I’m actually pretty excited, because this is the first time in a while that anyone has purposefully put something I’ve written ‘out there’. (No comment on the apparent lack of sanity in said decision…) It’s an awesome place to be, and I’m glad to share my thoughts on the matter.

Speaking of which, @LynMidnight gave me a shiny badge to post on my blog, for participating in WriMosFTW. Behold, dear reader, and bow before its might!

Oh, yeah. I’m, like, official now.


When do I get my Beretta?