So a week ago right about now I finished the first draft of my NaNoWriMo novel. See my fancy badge over there? Yay me! At the time it all felt rather underwhelming, honestly. Almost anti-climactic. But since then, and you’ll think this is silly I have no doubt, but since […]
Well, this isn’t really the next step, its a few steps out, but space is limited, first come, first served, and all that rot. I just bought a membership to the World Fantasy Convention that is being held next November (yes, a year off) in Austin, TX. If you’re a […]
Having finished writing my NaNoWriMo novel, I sat down to read the final chapters of No Plot? No Problem! by Chris Baty. The book is all about writing a novel in a month, and though it says you can pick any old month, it was clearly designed to promote and/or […]
And so it comes to an end. The last 5000 words were almost physically painful. I ran out of story before I ran out of words. In a real world setting, the difference between 48000 words and 50000 probably wouldn’t be that big a deal, but dammit I wanted 50000! […]
Did a lot of chores on the way home from work, so got a late start. And I still have some things to do around the house; basically I’m trying to get the weekend free for one last big push. Still, I broke the 40K barrier. And, amazingly, I think […]
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Tonight wasn’t easy. First of all, I was exhausted when I got home so I laid down for a minute and the next thing I know it was 8 pm, so I started late. And I had a lot of distractions on my mind. Some pleasant, and some not. A […]
Not a lot of words tonight, but this time it was by design. My mid-week slack-off night. After all, Lost is on!
I had a lot of things I wanted to do tonight, and figured I wouldn’t get much writing done. Still I sat down now and then, out of force of habit. The laptop say there beckoning to me. And I ended up getting some words down. Sweet. Hitting 50K is […]
After the weekend I’d found I’d written myself into a corner. So tonight I spent some time plot-doctoring by throwing ideas around with a friend, then sketching out a rough outline for the rest of the novel. So not a lot of words tonight, but I accomplished more than what […]