NaNoWriMo 2015: Announcing the Battle of the Blogs!

bf516410b6bf685bce5084182912dfb7_400x400Oh yeah. NaNoWriMo 2015 is going to ROCK! Waterworld Mermaids versus Romance on the Rocks? Oh yeah. We’re doing this! I don’t even need to tell you the rules or answer the question why, right? Let’s dive into the smack talk! The Waterworld Mermaids intend to drown ROR’s blog community in alliteration, great plots, alpha heroes, steamy sex scenes. Okay, the WWM steamy sex scenes would come from Mermaid Kerri and me mostly:), and of course, plain, old-fashioned combat, loosely disguised as fun!

What a way to heap more stress and paranoia onto our writing lives! And again with the right?

And yes, this was a decision mutually agreed upon by all of the Mermaids and Romance on the Rocks. Not just me trying to come up with a blog post for today. So, here’s what’s up, and you’re welcome to join us—if you don’t mind getting wet!

November is National Novel Writing Month (aka NaNoWriMo). A bunch of us thought we should up the stakes to help each of us as a group and as individuals stay focused during the madness that is NaNoWriMo! It always feels easy at the onset then by week two you have no idea how or what to write to get in those 1666 words every single day! But I digress.

The Waterworld Mermaids (and we may solicit the aid of some of our original Mermaids for November, because the recently formed ROR crew has like a gazillion members) has been having NaNoWriMo fun for years. In 2015, the Battle is all about who will write the most words as a team during NaNoWriMO. The winner will receive a pretty badge to post on their website (I’ll get a designer friend to come up with a pretty badge). It will say something like 2015 NaNoWriMo Battle of the Blogs winner! But mostly, we want bragging rights!

And oh, if anyone has an equation that will allow us to level the playing field, please let me know (I hate math). We only have nine (9) Mermaids to the gazillion ROR rockers (Have I made this point enough☺)? If you do, please let us know! And because it seems we LOVE competition, the Mermaids and ROR have a side bet going with the 2016 Washington Romance Writers (WRW) “Book in a Year” Challenge. Details on that one to come.

For NaNo, we’ll post weekly updates to let you know who is kicking whose (insert kind words, here) so you can be inspired and kept abreast of the fun! And yes, we are accepting side bets and trash talk! Please chime in below!

Cruise Captain,

Denny S. Bryce

Signing off!

Retreat 10

Waterworld Mermaids for the WIN!!!!