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  • Nanworimo 2009

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  • Fundraising for Good: Nanowrimo

    This fall, I’ve decided to ask you to help raise money for the folks who bring us Nanowrimo: The Office of Letters and Light. A profoundly creative organization whose motto is:

    We believe in ambitious acts of the imagination.

    Go to my donation site to learn more. And remember, it’s good to be generous, even in small amounts.

    http://www.firstgiving.com/serenamiraasta

    It’s simple, painless, and adds enormous amounts to your good karma.

    Thanks for considering it.

    XO – Serena

    November is National Novel Writing Month

    This will be my fourth year participating in Nanowrimo. That means I will be trying to write a book, 50,000 words worth, during the month of November. It’s not as crazy as it seems. It amounts to just under 1700 words per day, which I can do in less than an hour (because I’m not editing, see, that’s one of the points!).

    So, even though my body is a mess and I’m battling with Quicken files, I will do it. And this year I’m even going to try actual fiction (usually I add 50K words to my memoir materials).

    It’s a great way to make new friends (there is a wonderful set of message boards), get out (you can attend “write-ins” at local coffee shops all over the world), and get a really rough first draft spit out of your imagination.

    Join me if you like – look me up under Serena Mira Asta. It’s a crazy hoot, it’s free (although donations keep the organization doing good deeds like funding libraries in Cambodia, running a Young Writers Program, etc.)

    Check it out at nanowrimo.org.

    Money for Bunnies!

    There’s just about a month left in this contest to raise money for shelters. It costs you nothing to vote and takes only a few seconds per day. Go to the Animal Rescue Site Challenge page and type in your favorite shelter.

    Better yet, type in my favorite:

    Minnesota Companion Rabbit Society, Edina MN

    (click here FMI on this wonderful organization).

    Animal Rescue Challenge page

    Animal Rescue Challenge page

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