04 October 2012

Extreme Slacktivism

Next month I’m going to attempt National Novel Writer’s Month (NaNoWriMo) again. It's an entirely silly endeavour that challenges writers to compose a 50,000 word novel during November. I gave it a go a couple of years ago, and was successful, both in the task of writing 50,000 words in a month and in the far more important task of beating Kiriibilli Kim.

Despite having a whole lot of other stuff going on, I’m going for it again this year. And this time I’m hoping to achieve the goal I failed at last time, which was to raise money for charity through sponsorship, rather than just writing a whole lot of rubbish for no apparent reason.

Up on the top bar I’ve set up a new tab called NaNoWriMo 2012. If you’d like to get behind me on this, drop a comment here or on that page. Make sure you leave your name or some way for me to contact you. You can make a one off pledge conditional on me getting to 50,000 words, or you can choose to sponsor X dollars/cents per Y words (bear in mind that even 1c per word will come in at $500 if I make it to 50,000, so be careful how you calculate that one).

Any money I raise this way will be donated to the Australian Red Cross in support of their "Save a Mate Our Way" program, which works with community members in remote communities across Northern Australia to reduce alcohol and other drug abuse and to foster initiatives for healthier lifestyle choices.

Please get behind me on this and help me make a difference for disadvantaged and at risk kids in the Top End. By sitting at my computer for hours on end writing stuff. It's like posting memes on Facebook, except it actually achieves something.

Cheers




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