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This is something huge in the nerd world, but I’m not sure if the more refined know: November is National Novelist’s Writing Month. Everyone in the nerd world knows this, too, but by saying that, that also means that November is NaNoWriMo* time! Every November, silly nerdy people challenge themselves to write a 50k novel in 30 days. And Epicness ensues.

I’ve participated in NaNoWriMo for 6 years (I started 8 years ago, but had a 2-year break during the Evil that is grad school), and won each time! Yes, I can fluff. There tends to be tangents that include bison and squirrels. And, every day, there is a whole lot of tea to be consumed.

I’m writing a post-nuclear post-apocalyptic literary post-genetic-renaissance Dystopian Scientific Romance. It’s pretty scientific, but not that romance-y. All this science and writing and dystopia calls for Blueberry Slim Life tea! I’ve been drinking this tea for about 2 years, and while I can’t say it’s helped me lose weight, I can definitely say that it’s pretty tasty as an iced tea. I know, I’m lame when I can’t have milk in my tea, but still. It’s still good hot, but I’ve noticed that it makes me thirsty unless I dilute it (thirsty = drink more water = feel full = eat less = lose weight?). It’s not sweet, but it definitely has a blueberry overtone that’s bright and very evident.

That’s really good during NaNo, because I’d be snacking otherwise. More tea = less food = not as much weight gain during mad typing month.
*Go to nanowrimo.org if you’re nerdy.

gmathis

I’m a freelance writer by avocation, but it’s all very straight-line, nonfiction, procedural, and occasionally borderline inspirational. I am in awe of people who have the chops to crank out something with a plot. Go to it!

Calochortus

I was going to give some great examples of writing with plot for science (standard operating procedures), but then I realized that most everything I write has plot somewhere and I subconsciously do it with everything. But I’m going to it! Thanks~

Angrboda

Have a look at this thread on the boards http://steepster.com/discuss/3661-nanowrimo-2012-whos-in
There are several of us doing NaNo. :)

Calochortus

Thanks for telling me! I’ll check it out~

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gmathis

I’m a freelance writer by avocation, but it’s all very straight-line, nonfiction, procedural, and occasionally borderline inspirational. I am in awe of people who have the chops to crank out something with a plot. Go to it!

Calochortus

I was going to give some great examples of writing with plot for science (standard operating procedures), but then I realized that most everything I write has plot somewhere and I subconsciously do it with everything. But I’m going to it! Thanks~

Angrboda

Have a look at this thread on the boards http://steepster.com/discuss/3661-nanowrimo-2012-whos-in
There are several of us doing NaNo. :)

Calochortus

Thanks for telling me! I’ll check it out~

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Calochortus likes plants and knitting and bacteria. She doesn’t have a very large tea allowance, so expect a lot of grocery store/local/home-grown/bagged teas. She’s grown up with tea, as it is part of (half of) her culture.

Her favorite teas are black and usually fruity or vanilla-y. She likes to put milk in her tea, too, but she’s trying to widen her palette with green teas and rooibos. She finds that tea leaves are great for composting, too.

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