Okay, we have reached the end of the A-Z challenge. It’s been my third year participating and I had a blast, but it’ll be nice to ease off on the pace of frantic blogging for a little, won’t it? 🙂 So, for Z I have a spotlight with Zelie Petronella, another great Nanowrimo camper that I met on the Nanowrimo facebook group.
How did you find out about Camp Nanowrimo?
Letter from staff. At firstly I wasn’t interested since April must be a busy month for me. I just started work again. But my friends on the FB group kept talking about this so I decided to join.
Have you participated in Camp Nano before?
No, It would be my first time participating in Camp Nano. Hope it going well.
Do you know what you’re going to write this year?
I already decide to write a novella. I only set my goal to 30,000 words. My plan is to write every day, though it would be great if I could finish my novella.
What’s your favorite part of Camp Nanowrimo?
I think the idea for having cabinmates is great. But unfortunately, I’ve got random cabinmates and some of them are quiet. I love the idea, still. It would be great if we can share what we love, what we want to learn and maybe what we know with other people.
Sneaky Ninja question! Who would you go to if you desperately needed help?
My best friend, Ray. He wasn’t able to participate in Camp Nano, though. But I know that I can count on him, all the time.
I’m in love with words. I’m expert in wordplay. I can’t spend a day without books. Writing is my passion. Music is my love. Teaching is my desire. Book is my soul. You can read more about me at http://zpetronella.wordpress.com/ Most of my post are written in Bahasa Indonesia, my mother language. But I try my best to write more in English.
Thanks for dropping by, Zelie!
Well, I mentioned yesterday that I have a brand-new twitter handle, and that’s just a part of what I’ve been doing to finally ‘stake my claim’ to the name Chris Kelworth around the internet. Generally, I’ve been following the checklist laid down by Lani and Alastair on the rather staticky podcast episode Storywonk Sunday: Cuddling Afterwards. In addition to the twitter username change to @ChrisKelworth, I have:
- Registered chriskelworth.com and set it to forward to the kelworthfiles.wordpress.com address for the time being.
- Signed up to gmail as firstname.lastname@example.org
- Opened up a facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/chris.kelworth
The idea is to establish yourself in all these places where potential readers might be looking for you, before somebody else comes along and takes the same names – or if you find that one of them is already taken, you want to find that out as soon as possible so that you can make alternate plans – whether that’s changing your pen name or signing up with a variant and beginning to promote that address.
If you’re an author or a writer, have you done any of these things to claim your name? Tell me all about it in the comments.
I was a little worried about showing up to the Hamilton Writer’s meeting at Chester’s beers of the world this evening, after the late-November meeting when nobody else showed up. There were a few RSVPs on Facebook over the past week or so, at least.
Not all of the RSVPs worked out, but at least one other writer, Marilyn, showed up. We chatted, had a beverage and some dinner, and read over each other’s writing samples. I brought the first nine pages of “The Gnomes are Missing”, and Marilyn had a fun little two-page piece about exploring an attic. 🙂 Since she’d had a tough time getting downtown on the bus and was worried about heading back home, I gave her a lift with Ghost once we were ready to leave.
I’m sorry that Laura wasn’t able to make it. Perhaps she stayed up at her tiny house today after all.