Groove Shark and Preparing for NaNoWriMo

First off, Groove Shark is a website (  It is not a dance move or whatever else you may have thought it to be.  Groove Shark is a place where you can listen to music for free online.  I’m listening to my playlist in progress right now.  I really like this website.  You can find just about every song on there.  The playlist in progress is going to be my NaNoWriMo inspiration playlist.  The rules I made for creating it are:

1. Only two songs by the same artist in a row are allowed. 


2. Use many different genres of music


3. Make sure the song makes you think in some way

Yup.  Just three rules.  I don’t want a lot of similar songs in a row because I don’t want to zone out.  When there are a lot of similar songs in a row it’s easy to do that.  On my playlist I have the artists Beethoven, My Chemical Romance, Skillet, Carrie Underwood, Coldplay, A Fine Frenzy, Billy Joel, Randy Stonehill, and Trading Yesterday so far.  I have a very diverse taste in music, which makes rules one and two quite easy. 

The second thing I want to talk about is NaNoWriMo.  I am planning.  In fact, I have been planning since the beginning of summer.  Most people start planning a bit, but Frenzy and I have done a lot of work.  Why?  Because we’re writing it together.  This is going to be a lot harder than I had first anticipated, but I’m really excited.  It’s going to be so much fun! 

I’m also planning for NaNoWriMo solo.  I’m saving my money to buy a laptop.  This means cleaning the bathroom and vacuuming the stairs every week.  I also want to buy quite a few books on writing.  The one I want the most is Book in a Month by Victoria Lynn Schmidt.  It’s a bit expensive, but I think it will help me a bunch.  I will, of course, share what I learn with you guys. 

Another book I want to buy is Novelists Boot Camp by Todd A. Stone.  I’ve heard it’s a good kick it the pants to get you writing.  And you do push-ups, or so I’ve heard.  The last book I want is The Art of War for Writers by James Scott Bell.  After NaNoWriMo, I want another book by James Scott Bell called Revision and Self-Editing.  I’ve heard good things about this book. 

So basically I need to make a ton of money.  I can do it.  I can.  I will do it.  I will.  You just wait and see!  Soon enough I’ll have that laptop and those books!  HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! 

Do it Later Demotivator

Procrastinators, this ones for you (COUGH Slacker COUGH).

X’s and O’s,



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