Instead of NaNoWriMo…BuWeSiMo

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So, for the second year in a row, I’m not doing NaNoWriMo, and it has nothing to do with starting 4 days behind having been at World Fantasy, or how busy life is, or anything like that. Sometimes there are other fish to be fried.

In the case of the current November, I have exactly two writing things on my agenda. First, my submission for Urban Green Man which, regardless of the outcome, I have pre-ordered a copy, something I almost never do for anything, because it looks awesome. And if my story is awesome enough to be included then I’ll have two until I give one to someone as a gift.

Second, I have the skeleton of an idea that might work for an upcoming Crossed Genres theme, but I’m not going to say for which month, because I really don’t know if the story is going to work out for the theme, although that’s not really up to me to decide. The Crossed Genres editors are perfectly suited to making that decision without me. My job is to get the story done and submit it in the appropriate window.

So instead of NaNoWriMo, I’m doing BuWeSiMo—BUild my WEb SIte MOnth, or something like that. The point is that, by the end of the month, I will have an actual web site. What you’re reading this on is absolutely a web site, but it’s not my web site. It’s a domain pointing at a WordPress.com blog.

And there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that, but to keep up with the Three-Year Plan (3YP), I need a lot more control and a lot greater ability to add and change things. I really like WordPress, but very soon it’s not going to be sufficient for my needs.

I’ll actually have web hosting and possibly even the initial framework of the website built by the time you read this, but I’m planning the need to fill in all of the holes, make sure it’s got the appropriate bells and whistles, and transfer over the relevant blog posts from Renaisance Ninja. I write relevant because I’m keeping Renaissance Ninja, but with the focus no longer including writing related things and broadening back to what it was intended to be: an eclectic collection of posts on my various interests and quest to experience new things.

For those of you doing Nano, especially the group who’s starting with a 4-day disadvantage due to World Fantasy, I wish you speedy fingers and a story that easily flows through them. I’ll be cheering from the sidelines.

Be well, everyone.

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