In Which I Announce that I am Off My Rocker

October 19, 2011

This November.

Many of my friends will be spending over an hour a day writing novels, as part of the NaNoWriMo challenge.
I don't do well when it comes to writing an entire novel in a month. (I didn't make it past 20 pages last year, and the year before, my 50,000 word story was gibberish).

However, I can't let them one-up me. I have to prove that I am crazy, too.

And so I am going to do a drawing each day.

For 30 days.

And I'm going to share it on my blog.

Care to join me? It doesn't matter how bad (or good) you are at art. It doesn't even matter if you can't manage to do it each day. Just try it. I hear that drawing every day is good for you (and really good for you if you are an artist like me).

And I'm so not picky that you can go right ahead and not do each day's theme, or do photos instead of drawings, or make a different finger puppet each day-- just do something creative!

If you'd like to join me on this crazy adventure, feel free to leave a link where we can see your art (a blog, flickr, whatever). Use the linky list at the bottom of this post. (The linky is open until the last day of November-- one link per person, please, just link to your main blog/flickr. Daily linkies for individual projects will begin on the first of November).

Now... don't forget to remind me, come November 1st. I'll probably want to forget, or procrastinate, or battle a dragon instead.

{image via, used with permission}

The challenge has begun!
Click {HERE} to see all the art!

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  1. I just signed up for NaNo yesterday...I succeeded last time, so I'm hoping I do this time too!

    I do think I'd like to try the drawing challenge too, though...who knows if I'd make it or not, but I'm definitely up to the challenge! ^^
    It's a very cool idea. :D


  2. Great idea! I'm not doing NaNoWriMo either, but I am gonna try to do a modified version that my writer's club is sponsoring. Yeah, I'm an overachiever, but I'm definitely doing yours too! At least that way I'll get SOMETHING done no matter what, cause I love to draw. ( I love taking pictures as well, so I may use photos if I'm short on time.)

    Is there anything else I have to do other than link up and post my stuff?

  3. Sounds exciting. We want to do it, though it will make things terribly busy- two of us are doing NaNoWriMo too...
    Thank you for the challenge!

  4. Phwef! What a relief. When I read the title, I had this horrible sinking feeling. Now if you announced that you were quitting drawing immediately and committing yourself to a lonely life of (insert boring useless repetitive labor) because you had lost all confidence in yourself, the title would be merited. Please don't scare me like that again! Ok, now I think I have gone off my rocker.
    ~Note, I am in jest. :D
    It sounds like a great project! Good luck!

  5. I apologize for the previous crazy comment. It's been a long day. Can you tell? :D

  6. Soo cool i cant wait to see your drawings! I will try to do it as well.....I am up to my neck in school so i might not be able to do that many

  7. This is such a great idea! I really wish I had more time; it would be fun to participate. Good luck :-)

  8. Sorry for the delay in replying. Thanks for the lovely comments you left me, and the invite to participate. I shall do my best, but I think I shall blog them weekly, to a) give myself some leeway and b) avoid spamming my blog. =P


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