The idea of writing book four in the French series this November, or even just writing the very-detailed outline and a few scenes, isn’t inspiring me. After ten years of doing NaNoWriMo, I feel quite comfortable with breaking the rules. I’m thinking of writing a series of essays this year. It would be useful to have some material to use for PBDD.org, as well as being useful to reflect on things such as the wisdom of not having a vegetable garden since it made my left shoulder hurt every year. I’d like to have about 50 topics before November 1st so I can discard some, or if it turns out that I only have a thousand words to say on a topic, I still write 50,000 words in November.
They don’t all have to be essays. I could see writing a short play or skit about the digital divide, or getting a program started, or where to find information, so that it can be used on our site. I once wrote poems about wireless technology to reinforce concepts. That might be fun to play with as well.
As the VP of Communications for PBDD, most of the time I’m rather serious about what appears on the website. It might be fun to ‘play’ with words on this topic. Since I usually look forward to NaNoWriMo for months, it would be good to have a topic I was excited about this year. This one might be it.