This is your final call to sign up for Naplwrimo 2009.
Head over to the forums, go to the "starting line" forum and tell us a bit about yourself and what you're thinking about writing about. If you have no idea, tell us just that!
Do you realize that resistance is futile?
Resistance takes so much more work than being with what is.
Here is what Natalie Goldberg says about writing:
"Writing is a communal act...
It's much better to be a tribal writer, writing for all people and reflecting many voices through us, than to be a cloistered being trying to find one peanut of truth in our own individual mind.
Become big and write with the whole world in your arms.
Even if we go off alone to write in the wilderness, we have to commune with ourselves and everything around us: the desk, the trees, the birds, the water, the typewriter.
We are not separate from everything else. It's only our egos that make us think we are. We build on what came before us, even if our writing is a reaction to it or we try to negate the past. We still write with the knowledge of what's at our backs...
Kill the idea of the lone, suffering artist. We suffer anyway as human beings. Don't make it harder on yourself."
What are you waiting for ?
Try saying YES to something this week. Just try it.
We would love it if it was to Naplwrimo, but mostly we want you to have the life you want and "write with the whole world in your arms" (or paws, if you're a rhino).
See you on the trail or words,
Naplwrimo runs on love, sweat and your generous help.
Thank you to our donors!
Machelle Allman, Holly Arsenault, Will Bond, Karen Chandler, Michael Lee, Leslie Liautaud, Jeff Mackey, Maggie McAleese, Marian McNamee, Marla Porter, and all our anonymous donors.