Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Three Quickies: WPBT Holiday Classic III, For Peyton, and NaNo

I'm in the process of writing a review of the Vegoose music festival for a European music rag. I'll eventually post pics, videos, and stories over at the Tao of Pauly and my music blog. Stay tuned. For now, here are three quick subjects I need to talk to you about.

1. Stop by April's blog for more info on the WPBT Holiday Classic III scheduled for 12.8-12.11 in Las Vegas. With five or six weeks to go, April needs a better indication if she's planning an event for 30 or 100 people. Me too, since I'm going to plan the after-party. Let her know ASAP if you want to attend.

2. Good luck to NaNoWriMo participants. A few of you asked for my advice, so here it is... You are going to need all the luck in the world. NaNo ain't easy. I've written four NaNo novels since 2002 including Jack Tripper Stole My Dog. Most of the people who start NaNo are going to fall short of the 50,000 word mark. But that's not the point of the exercise. You can't write a decent novel in 30 days. I know firsthand... I wrote four shitty ones. The real reason you are doing NaNo is to get into a consistent pattern of writing everyday at a specific time... so when NaNo is over, you continue your daily writing regimen. Your sacrifice and dedication will pay off in the long run. NaNo helped get me on track when I was stuck in a writing slump a few years ago. Here are two quick tips:
a. Blogging is a sprint. Novel writing is a marathon. Pace yourself and block out a few days off for Turkey Day.

b. Don't worry about what your friends are doing. That always fucks up your art. If you are doing this for a pissing contest or to get attention, then stop writing right now. Just focus on your own characters and plot and ignore the masses.

3. Bobby Bracelet has a few more For Peyton Items up for auction. If you have a blog, I encourage you to post the information below on your site. Poker blogs these days are filled with plenty of banner ads for shill sites, affiliate links, and pimpage of blogger tourneys... but very few bloggers have taken the time out to spread the word about For Peyton, which is sad. For Peyton is one of the best things the poker/blogging community has done over the last few years. So why have you been ingnoring this on your blogs?
Please stop by the ForPeyton site and check out some amazing auction items.

Poker Table signed by over 30 professional poker players

Greg "Fossilman" Raymer Package - includes autographed fossil & t-shirt and PokerStars tote

Autographed Mike "The Mouth" Matusow basketball jersey, XL

The Real Old Testament DVD
That's it for now. Oh, and I got a message from Grubby... he's in the process of switching servers. His site should be fine in a few days. He appreciates your concern.

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