Updates and a Noteworthy November!

Things may be looking up for the Superferry but we won’t know until the special session of the Senate, in process right now, finishes the review of the Bill to see if it should be amended. The Senate went through eight hours of discussion yesterday and will continue this morning.
Superferry cruising around Oahu

The big question is whether the Superferry should be allowed to operate while the Environmental Impact Study (EIS) is being conducted. They are looking at letting the Superferry operate but with specific conditions. Everyone is looking for fairness and compromise. We’ll see what happens. Maybe they’ll kick off with a back-in-service run on November 1st! 🙂

For those involved in ocean activities, horticulture, hunting, or other evening or lunar-driven activities, the moon is full today! It’s also bigger this month because it’s physically closer to Earth. It’s such a pretty site and a perfect time to take that darling of yours out on a moonlit date!

Just a reminder for those planning to submit a post for the Carnival of Aloha, the deadline for the next Carnival is next week Wednesday, October 31st! The Carnival will go live on the following Monday, November 5th. While you’re thinking about it, you might want to send your link in here so you don’t forget. 🙂

The 4th Annual Girl Fest Hawaii will run from November 9th to the 18th! What is it? It’s all about, “Preventing violence against women and girls through education and art.” Girl Fest is sponsored by the Safe Zone Foundation whose mission is to, “create educational multimedia projects and policy change initiatives that benefit the community in order to create a safe, sustainable and peaceful environment for all by using media, art, advocacy and education to influence policy, social consciousness and behavior.” If you follow the link you can download the whole schedule of daytime and evening activities!

Guess what? I’m going to write a novel in November. It’s something I’ve always wanted to do. Didn’t you always want to write a book? I think a lot of people at some time in their life have thought they wanted to write a novel. Am I crazy?!? You bet! But, so are several hundred other Hawaii residents! Wanna write a book? National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is here! No matter where you are, if your fingers are twitching while reading this, go sign up! There are college students, working people, anyone, anywhere!

At midnight on October 31st (12:01 on November 1st to be exact), thousands of people across the country, and the World, will put their fingers to their keyboards, or pen to paper, and start tapping away! The goal? Writing 50,000 words over the span of a month. All of this will be done with reckless abandon, all the time hoping for a masterpiece, or at least the start of something promising!

I had never even heard of this thing, but this is the ninth year! Many of the writers are repeat offenders. A lot, like me, are brand new to this creative, literary insanity! Terrifying excitement! A time to let your creative juices run wild — any topic, any age, any language, any thing.

Write-ins are being planned at various locations where participants will converge on Borders, Starbucks, or any place with a lot of coffee, and just write. I think that even the University of Hawaii’s library system may end up hosting a few. Like I said, it’s a Noteworthy November!

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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 HawaiiVacationGifts // Oct 28, 2007 at 11:48 pm

    Hi Evelyn,
    If your novel is as good as your blog posts, you should have no probelm! I don’t think you are crazy, go for it!!

  • 2 Easton Ellsworth // Oct 29, 2007 at 4:47 am

    50k words would be no small task – particularly if they have to be high-quality words. 🙂

    Best wishes on your November novel!

  • 3 Evelyn // Oct 29, 2007 at 5:53 am

    You guys are funny. 🙂 Thank you, HVG, but you give me way too much credit!

    Hello Easton, thank you for stopping by!

    Actually, as I’m reading about NaNoWriMo, the idea is to look for quantity during the month of November, obviously, that you can always polish up later. 🙂 It’s bound to come out crazy, cryptic and there will be much nonsense from it all, but it’s all about letting you creativity out of the box to run free. It’s an interesting idea for sure. I’ll talk more about it later.

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