Create Art Podcast NaNoWriMo/NaPodPoMo 2021 WRITING/PODCASTING A NOVEL IN 30 DAYS NOV 26


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National Novel Writing and Podcast Posting Month 2021

Welcome friend to Create Art Podcast where I help you tame your inner critic and create more than we consume. I am Timothy Kimo Brien your thankful head instigator with over 20 years in arts and education. How I accomplish this is by providing you with commentary, interviews, discussions, and projects that will inspire you to create art. This month I will be podcasting daily and writing a novel in 30 days. I am participating in NaPodPoMo and NaNoWriMo again this year as I did last year and you can hear those episodes here. You will be able to listen and read along to what I wrote for the day. I like to practice what I preach when it comes to art so I am challenging myself to write and having you come along for the ride. It is my hope this inspires you to accomplish your goals with your art and if you would like to share what you are doing email me at

History of NaNoWriMo and NaPodPoMo

NaNoWriMo: National Novel Writing Month began in 1999 as a daunting but straightforward challenge: to write 50,000 words of a novel in thirty days. Now, each year on November 1, hundreds of thousands of people around the world begin to write, determined to end the month with 50,000 words of a brand new novel. They enter the month as elementary school teachers, mechanics, or stay-at-home parents. They leave novelists.

NaPodPoMo: NaPodPoMo* is a month-long event along the same vein as National Novel Writing Month aka NaNoWriMo. The difference? Well, instead of writing a 50,000-word novel, you podcast every day for 30 days from November 1st-30th. Use any platform you desire. From full production studio to iPhone app and just about anything in between. The goal is to use the challenge of podcasting daily as a form of podcasting boot camp.

The Writing So Far

Good evening, everyone and Happy November 26, otherwise known as Black Friday here in America. So today, I wrote nothing, nothing at all. And that’s okay, because I was having what I like to call lived experience. I went out this morning to Richmond, Virginia, which is about an hour south of where I live. And I stood in line was the 10th person in line at Record Store Day down at plan nine, which is a record store in Richmond, Virginia. And the whole way down there. I was listening to other podcasts. And specifically I was listening to Alec Baldwin. Yeah, his podcast. Here’s the thing and Alan Alda has clear and vivid. In while I was doing that I was thinking about a interview that I’m going to be doing next week for my other show find a podcast about and you can find that at Find a podcast about dot XYZ. But I was being inspired while I was driving, which is a usual thing for me. And that’s what I did today. That’s the creativity that I did today. And that’s the whole thing behind this podcast that you’re listening to, is to be creative. You know, I know I say it. Gosh, this is episode 101. And I always say, you know, tame your inner critic can create more than you can sell. Well, today what I needed to do was be quiet was be present for what was happening. And what was happening was quite simply that I needed to not write today. And I am fine with that. Sometimes you have those times when you don’t need to create you need to be inspired by that which is around you. And today I definitely do feel inspired because of the long drive. Because of what I went and did. Behind me. I’m playing Leonard Cohen’s songs of love and hate, which is that album is now 50. It’s celebrating its 50th year anniversary. I also bought Miles Davis, live slash evil, which is also celebrating its 50th anniversary. And I bought you to Gloria and I also bought Jimi Hendrix live in Paris 67.
So right now I’m just listening to records, enjoying my family. And that’s what I needed to do today. The novel will keep on going. I’ll be working on it. You Not tomorrow morning while I play with my girls, while we watch cartoons and eat donuts, and you’ll get another installment tomorrow. But today, I just needed to be silent. I needed to be around those that I loved. And doing the podcast recording, this is easy enough, I have everything, everything set up in a template, if you couldn’t tell. And I know I talked about it at the beginning of the year on, you know why it’s important to set up your show or set up whatever you’re doing and have gold for yourself. And this is one of them. So I just thought I would talk with you right now. And first off, let you know that I appreciate all of you that do listen to the show. Secondly, I appreciate all of you that have been following the novel as it progresses. I’ve never written a full fledged novel. And when I started it last year at National Novel Writing Month, and national podcast, postman I was like no, yeah, I’ll get you know, this novel done in a month. Sure. And I didn’t, I didn’t get it done. I got the 50,000 words, but I didn’t get the novel done. And this year, I’m looking at the calendar. And we’re getting close to the 30th. And do I think I’m gonna get it done? I’m not sure. I don’t know, I might. I would like to get it done. So that way I can take it to its next phase. But if I don’t get it done, that’s okay, too. That’s not a huge problem. Because then I can just keep on writing. Yeah. But I’m in a good spot with a novel. I am happy with it. It needs editing, it needs auto correcting. As you all know, and as you as you have been following along with what I’ve been writing, it is not perfect. But you know what, it’s the novel. That is perfect for right now. Tonight, I will be going to Well, let me tell you what else I I went to a place called Patriot subs here in Fredericksburg, Virginia and had to Chicago dog. And a reuben sandwich. gave each of my girls a big bite of my reuben sandwich in there. Well, one girl liked it, one girl didn’t. And I also got to cannolis mini cannolis. Again, one girl liked it one girl didn’t are twins. That’s what happens. Got my wife to Chicago hotdogs and to cannolis. And she was very appreciative. And then, you know, we just sat back and watched a, a baking challenge show on Netflix. And we’ve been, you know, having one of those kind of days. You know, just sometimes you need that nice, lazy day. And that’s what we had today. And that’s what I had today. And that was with my family today. Right now I am with you, no matter you know, where or when you’re listening to this. I’m here in your ears. I’m here with you. And I just want to let you all know that it’s okay. It’s okay. You don’t have to create every day. I don’t create every day. But that’s why I like these challenges because it gets me gets my juices flowing. And I’m already thinking about hey, what am I going to do in 2022. And I’m wondering what you’re gonna deal. So the other thing I wanted to say is that I will be doing a poetry reading over at the place where my nephew works, which is couture a coffee shop, he does a poetry reading every Friday night. It’s an open mic meeting. And I really enjoyed going to it. I am by far the oldest person there by 10 or 15 years. But when I go there and I hear these young, these young whippersnapper kids, when I, when I hear them read their poetry and read their stuff, I do overlook I whatever, you know, former, whatever silliness that they’re doing, and I really pay attention to the content of what they’re trying to say. And the older I get, the more I want to just, you know, wrap them all in a big hug and say it’s going to be okay, you’re gonna be alright.
Because, you know, I wish somebody would have said that to me, way back when, and maybe people did say to me and I just wasn’t it wasn’t I wasn’t ready to hear it at that time. That could be it. I don’t know why I have a couch right next to the microphone. So that way I can go ahead and self analyze myself. But I’m going to be doing that tonight. And then after that I’ll be grabbing doughnuts for my girls and then tomorrow, we’ll get back to writing. So I want to encourage you in your practice, whatever it is, whether it be dance, painting, sculpture, music, writing, whatever a crafts, whatever art is your art. You’re good enough, you’re smart enough and Gosh, darn it. The guy behind the microphone here likes you. Alright, I really do. So have a great, as we call it here in America Black Friday, it’s the Friday after Thanksgiving. Myself, I made a point to support local businesses. Do whatever you want. I mean, you know, support local businesses don’t support any business. Right, Jeff Bezos, head of Amazon into your Will you in whatever you want to do. It’s up to you. But I would ask you to take some time and reflect and pause and be with your family and be with those that are around you. That love you, and have yourself a great night. So this is Tim signing off for today. Timothy Kimo, Brian, your head instigator for create our podcast where we help you tame your inner critic breed more than you consume. And sometimes while we just need to sit on the couch and let y’all know what’s going on in my little head. Alright, see you next time.
And yes, tomorrow I’ll be writing. Okay, so thank you so much for listening to today’s installment of shared diary.

Reaching Out

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