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November 6: Selfish Pepper

I beg your pardon … I’ve just realized how selfish I’ve been.

You may be wondering about the dates for each post that began on the first of November and mysterious mentions of NanoPoblano. You may have asked, “What is this NanoPoblano? A newfangled song?”

No, it’s not ‘banana fana fofana’, even though that might have been fun.

In addition to serving as National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), November is also National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo), which, as the world’s greatest dino-loving writer Ra mentioned, is hard to say.

Thus, Ra introduced the world to NanoPoblano!

There are a bunch of bloggers who have committed to posting every day for the month of November and we’ve been identified as the Official Peppers. We probably need jackets with large epaulets or something to commemorate the occasion, but since such attire is not the best fashion statement, we’ll fix ourselves up with this beautiful badge:


Now, how fine is that?

Mighty fine, I’d say. Be sure to pop over to Ra’s list of peppers, click on a few links, and give a read to the daily posts. You can also look for folks on Twitter by using #Nanopoblano2015. I hope to see you throughout the month. We all appreciate your likes and comments!


  1. geekcoupletab November 6, 2015 12:17 pm

    I’ve been wondering what NaNoPoBlano was. I’m familiar with NaNoWriMo, but just doing it for the first time this year myself.

    • AR Neal November 6, 2015 12:22 pm

      Congrat’s on taking on NaNoWriMo this year! I’ve done it a couple times — once for a novella and once for a short story collection. It made me continue to challenge myself to write every day. I hope you’ll keep us updated on your progress!

      • geekcoupletab November 6, 2015 12:37 pm

        Thanks. I kept saying I was going to take the plunge, and never did until this year. It really has already challenged me. Unfortunately, I’m a bit behind, but I’ll catch up this weekend. If not, it’s still fun anyway.

        • AR Neal November 7, 2015 11:59 am

          I take it as it comes — no falling behind, only writing what the Muse gives me that day. It’s being in the fray that makes it worthwhile. Enjoy, and hopefully it will inspire you to continue writing well after November is gone 🙂

    • Lyn November 6, 2015 4:25 pm

      All the very best for NaNoWriMo. You can do it. Stay disciplined and strong 🙂

      • AR Neal November 7, 2015 11:55 am

        No WriMo for me this year. I just use the discipline to write every day 🙂

  2. Lyn November 6, 2015 4:28 pm

    Using NaNoWriMo for a collection of short stories is a brilliant idea, Andreé. I wish I’d thought to do that. This November, I’m on a writers’ retreat for three weeks, staying with my friend DJ on the other side of the country 🙂 ~sigh~ I just wish she didn’t live so far away so we could do it more often.

    • AR Neal November 7, 2015 11:55 am

      There’s always next year! Hoping the writer’s retreat is fruitful — can’t wait to hear all about it when you get back home!

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