Bet you didn’t see THIS costume coming! Instead of my typical (and predictable) costumes this year, I chose to go with a “character” from one the Superman Duffy comics, Amelia Xerces Duffy. (I wanted to be a Beetle Mite from the new book, Beneath the SOIL, but I couldn't find anything close.)
Kinda creepy, right? The truth is, most spiders in Alberta—even Wolf Spiders— are pretty harmless to humans. You’ll find out more about them in the book…but trust me on this. The author took some creative liberties to make the fictional ones more scary.
Speaking of authors, I’m going to do NaNoWriMo this year. You know, take part in National Novel Writing Month. You’re supposed to write 50,000 words in November, but that’s a bit ambitious for me since I’m only in elementary school. So, I’ve set my personal goal at 100 words a day. Multiply by the number of days in November and it’s definitely a short story! (Besides, the object is to just get people writing…)
NaNoWriMo starts tomorrow (Nov. 1)—so tonight I’m going to show off my new costume, eat some candy, and then get a GREAT night’s sleep…because I’m going to need a rested brain to start this new writing project. I can’t wait!
Are you doing NaNo?
— Chase Superman Duffy