First of June, and if you are participating in the BuNoWriMo challenge, it is time to gear yourself for writing Alot.I’m (hopefully) winding up at my job this month, so what with ensuring that all the systems that I was handling are properly codified so they can work without me, and with handing over my multifold responsibilities to a multitude of people, and doing what I am paid to do, I know I am going to be stretched to the point of breaking. School also reopens this week, which means extra effort on the home-front till routines are set and coping mechanisms put in place.
Which means unless I am successful in locating a Time-Turner, I should not even attempt the BuNoWriMo challenge. Which is why I am wearing the “Rebel- and proud of it” BuNoWriMo badge. I’m going to participate, but on my terms - 30 drabbles in 30 days.
But if you would like to participate in the real stuff, or just hang out with some really cool people, there is still time to join up.
All you need to do is to request to join our Facebook group. Members can even request Joris to customize the BuNoWriMo logo in their favourite colours. Not only has Joris designed the logo, he's also created all the other cool graphics on this post.
It is going to be Alot of fun, and Alot of Writing.
Which brings me to Alot. I wish I could claim to be the person who invented Alot, but unless I am being truly dishonest, I can’t. Allie is the genius who came up with Alot. As a grammatically conscientious person, she has been forced to develop coping mechanisms to deal with what is passed on in the name of faster communication. When someone takes the phrase “a lot”, and condenses it into one word, “a lot”, she imagines the creature, “Alot". “Alot" is a cross between a bear, a yak and a pug, and it helps her deal with her compulsive need to correct other people’s grammar. Read all about Alot and more at Hyperbole and a Half.
No wonder we have unofficially adopted “Alot" as our mascot.