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Thursday, October 28, 2010

College-Aged Novelist Seeks Brilliant Blogger

It's coming...


There's more than one way to wax a cat...?
Yep, I'm doing it again this year.

(For those of you who have no idea what the heck I'm talking about: take this.)

I was freaking out because I didn't have a plot (and in case you don't know this: I always freak out over not having a plot), but last night, I got some quality help from some quality people and KA-BLAM, a lovely plot fell right into place! 

These people deserve cookies.  And I'm talking about the fresh, warm, gooey kind that release instant endorphins and make your knees weak from pure joy.

So now I may have little idea of what's actually going to happen, and of course no outline whatsoever, but since I have a basic plot idea, I'm as happy as a carp in a septic tank.  (Got that quote of a bumper sticker once.)

Since I'm going to be pretty busy during November with my novel (which is unnamed as of yet...and btw, this is one of the reasons to join NaNo: you get to refer to things like "my novel" and that, my friends, feels lovely), I think now is the perfect opportunity to ask:
Who's up for guest posting?

I follow a lot of fantastic blogs by bloggers a heck of a lot more talented than me, so I know you guys are out there.  How would you feel about guest posting here at Lantern of Lightning?  I don't exactly have a theme going here, so any topic of your choice can be up for consideration.  Although I say the funnier, the better.

Or: what if you're a reader that doesn't have a blog, but would like to be a blogger for just one day?  I don't know; I might be heaping a world of trouble on myself for asking that question, but it sounded fun so what the heck.  Maybe there's a good reason you're not a blogger, but you won't know until you try, right? 

I mean, the worst that can happen is that you write up a blog post so horrible that it spirals you into a depression that makes you want to cut off your fingers from the terrible writing you've produced, which causes you to bleed out and for one of your loved ones to be fatally traumatized from finding you and rushing you to the hospital, where they say that they now have to amputate your arms and feet due to the extent of the blood loss you endured in your self-depreciating fit of rage.

I say it's worth a shot.

(If you're interested, and by "you" I mean you, sitting there reading this and pretending that I'm talking to one of the other readers even though I'm reaching out to you specifically from the depths of my soul, leave a comment or email me at pyra.extrano@gmail.com.  And thanks in advance!)

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Sandra said...

You are funny, your novel...yes, YOUR NOVEL...I bet that feels tremendous to see and read....so, your novel will be a raging success no doubt.
As for guest posting, I'm not gonna because I find it stressful, and my posts always come off sounding strained, and my delivery is usually off. Im like a bad comedian when I guest post.
But good luck with the novel!

Joann Mannix said...

I am participating in NaNoWriMo, too. Kind of. I have several friends who are doing it, which by the way, you writers are rock stars to undertake such a huge endeavor. But I have vowed to one of my writer friends that as she's toiling away at her one month novel, I will do the same for my revisions. I have vowed to be done with revisions, ready to go, query in hand, by the end of November.

So alas, with that commitment, I will have to say I can't be of much help. but big luck to you. May we all accomplish great things.

natalie said...

I've always wanted to do NaNoWriMo, but I simply just do not have enough time. Which is kind of a lame excuse, but whatever. If only it was during the summer when I had endless amounts of free time, haha... :P Hopefully some day! And hopefully someone can help you out with guest posting!

The Weed said...

Listen, I don't know you at all--just stumbled on your blog during a long sequence of blog-hopping, but I've gotta tell you, when you said "and by 'you' I mean you sitting there reading this and pretending that I'm talking to one of the other readers even though I'm reaching out to you specifically from the depths of my soul..." I seriously felt you talking to me and we shared this really cool mind-meld (I'm pretty sure you felt it, too) and it was awesome and I was like "Yes. I will guest post on your blog. And it will be awesome and the heavens will resound in joy and this event will be heralded by the birth of cute kittens the whinny of unicorns and the conquering of small, communist empires. I firmly believe this blogging connection was always, always meant to happen." So, if you're serious, send me an email at inattentive(dot)subtype(at)gmail(dot)com and I will totally do it.

And if you're not serious? You just made my soul ache...