Don’t give up – NaNoWriMo 2017

NaNoWriMo word challenge

Okay today is going to be short and sweet.

YOU CAN DO IT

Yes, you. You with no words yet. You with a handful of words, you who is full of doubt. You can do NaNoWriMo.

WE CAN DO THIS

I’m sitting at around 10k words, which is ALL THE WORDS BEHIND. I’ve been spending a lot of time on my blog recently, and I definitely think it’s worth it, but I was thinking of giving up with NaNoWriMo. But why? I can do this. You can do this. All I need to do is sit and write some words. I have 10 days and I am determined to do it.

Keep typing

 

 

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Word of the Day : November 20, 2017

bombinate

verb BAHM-buh-nayt

Definition

: to make a sustained deep murmuring, humming, or buzzing sound : buzzdrone

Did You Know?

Bombinate sounds like it should be the province of bombastic blowhards who bound up and bombard you with droning blather at parties—and it is. The word derives from the Greek word bombos, a term that probably originated as an imitation of a deep, hollow sound (the kind we would likely refer to as “booming” nowadays). Latin speakers rendered the original Greek form as bombus, and that root gave forth a veritable din of raucous English offspring, including not only bombinate, but also bombbombard, and bound (“a leap or jump”). However, Latin bombus is not a direct ancestor of bombastic, which traces to bombyx, a Greek name for the silkworm.

The only sounds Jared could hear in the office that night were those of his own typing and the air conditioner bombinating.

“Black-marketeers and scalpers began buzzing around the theatres, bombinatingceaselessly, … ‘Ten-for-five, ten-for five, ten-for-five.'” — Rohinton Mistry, Such a Long Journey, 1991

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