Monday, 18 April 2011

A-Z blogging challenge "O" - OMG

I'm one of the guilty ones who loves to say "OMG". I usually actually say it "oh em gee!" instead of "omg" the way other people say it. And now that it's in the dictionary, I feel a lot more justified in saying it. So everyone can expect me to say it all over the place, all willy nilly and stuff, from here on in! ;)

I also want to mention a contest that is OMG-worthy. Over at there is a contest wherein you can win a free substantive manuscript edit, as long as you have a completed work of adult, young adult or middle grade fiction. It can be of any genre, but must fit one of those three major moulds. So go ahead and enter! I know I have!

Another OMG-worthy thing - I believe I have my idea for this year's NaNoWriMo novel already. And it's going to actually be YA paranormal. O.M.G.

P.S. How's everyone doing with this A-Z thing?? The end is sort of in sight. I mean, we're up to O already! Still, it's been a hard slog in some ways. And yet I've met a bunch of cool new people, and read a bunch of very entertaining and thought-provoking blog entries. So it's been well worth it, overall!

P.P.S. (I just had a thought...the next letter in the alphabet is P, so maybe I can do an entry on P.S., P.P.S., etc.! hehe) I am working on draft #4 of Sundown, and the word count has blown out by 6k already. Yikes! But I know I'll get it back down again. Just had to share...


  1. I have an idea already for NaNo too! I wrote a poem about it a while back. Don't know if you remember.

  2. Wow! and OMG you have your NaNo idea all ready to go. OMG!

    This challenge has been a challenge indeed. I am looking forward to a bit of a rest in another how many letters do we still have left?

  3. OMG! hehe. I don't know, I'm bad at maths and can't be bothered counting. But...let's just say we're over the middle hump!

    Brooke, I will have to go and refresh my memory, but I vaguely recall seeing a NaNo label on an entry somewhere ;)

  4. Oh,Trisha, that's's already Monday in Australia, therefore you have the "O" already posted.
    I love that I get to meet so many great folks from all over the globe.

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  5. OMG! What do you think of Usher's song of the same name? I'm a bit a closet fan, to be honest! Very exciting that you've got your nano idea already. And best of luck with the competition to win a manuscript appraisal. I'm not quite ready to enter mine into anything - a few months off, me thinks. :-)

  6. Congrats!! Hope your idea about the NaMoHo month becomes a hit@@@

    with warm regards
    CatchyTips for Writers

  7. Found you through the A to Z Challenge. How exciting that you already have a Nano idea! Plenty of time to do some development before the writing begins.

  8. Hi Susan, thanks for stopping by! I've been visiting a bunch of blogs for the a-Z but not for a while, been overwhelmed by the sheer numbers! ;)

    Anyway, I will check out your blog :D

    @Cally - I actually don't know that song, I hardly ever listen to top 40 radio. But I should check it out :D I pretty much will give any music a go if it occurs to me! :)

    as for the NaNo idea, I'm excited about it too. hehe

    Thanks AMP ;)

  9. I usually say oh my cow... lol
    Yep I've struggled a tad with the a-z challenge because I'm not used to posting every day. It's hard work. Loving it though.

  10. Oo a YA Paranormal? Can't wait to hear more about it! I still need to narrow my choice down... :)

  11. I spell out OMG too, and WTF. I also know what I'll be writing for NaNoWriMo this November, it's based on a short story I'm currently working on. So excited!

  12. @Lynda, I like the sound of that - I love cows. :D

    @Jenni - it's awesome that you have a choice to make! Shows that you are inspired & full of cool ideas!

    @Angeline - I love WTF, but I tend to say it more as "witifih" LOL. Instead of "double-you tee eff"

  13. Wow--it's in the dictionary??? That's info that I'll definitely be passing on :)

    Cool contest~ thanks for the heads up!

  14. I usually throw in an explicative in between My and God....

  15. Wow, you have done so much! OMG!

  16. Nano already!!!? :) I have a sister who says OMG all the time. And "IDK" - too funny. How did I miss that it made it into the dictionary?

    And thanks for the contest head's up. Hope your draft work is coming along great!

  17. It feels like we just got done with NaNo 2010. :P ye gods.
    I sometimes say OMB, because once when I was studying for a test in a class on public bureaucracy, someone in my study group commented that the abbreviation for the Office of Management and Budget sounded similar to OMG. it struck us as hilarious at the time. :P

  18. I also love saying OMG, I'm guilty as well.:D Congrats on your NaNo idea, that's awesome. And thanks for the link to the great contest!

  19. I started saying OMG as a way of poking fun at people who say "OMG", but now I use it in general discussion! *shakes fist at texting and curses*

  20. LOL.
    No seriously, I've been laughing to myself reading all these comments. :)
    OMG they have been fun to read.
    And yes...Samantha, OMFG is a great variation on this :D

  21. OMG. I love that you did a post on this. I say it ALL THE TIME. I really need to get my MS in shape so I can enter these contests (but it's going to be MONTHS).


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