Saturday, November 29, 2008

NaNoWriMo - One day left

I'm not going to make the 50k word count. I'm barely making 13k. :(

But here's the deal. I'm going to keep writing this novel. I want to finish this. I may not be able to finish it on this month's deadline, but I will finish it.

Still and all... sigh... :(

Friday, November 21, 2008

Update on NaNoWriMo 2008

One word.

AUUUUUUGGGGGGHHHHHH (as of Nov. 21st, only 9,000 words done)

Compare to a good colleague of mine, Sheryl Nantus, who's got 38,000 words by Nov. 21st. Sigh.

This Saturday. I'm going to try to find an Internet Cafe place in Tampa, see if I can get a few other local writers to join in, and GET SOME DAMN WRITING DONE!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

NaNoWriMo 2008

Well, I'm trying it again. I'm gonna try another superhero novel for the National Novel Writing Month event.

For those not in the know, NaNo is a non-profit event urging people (usually bad writers like me) to pound out at least 50,000 words worth of a story that could be developed into a published novel. There's no award or guarantee of publication like the 3-Day Novel contest promises, but the deal is, a finished novel is better than nothing. And in this day and age of Print-on-Demand services and small press publishers, getting published is slightly easier than ever before. The only thing you'll get if you make 50k word counts is a certificate and a firm handshake, oh and a html-code for a graphic on your webpage that says "Hey, I can write 50,000 words and not suck." :-)

I'm going to try the superhero-verse I've conjured up, I've had the heroes in my head for 4 years it's time to let them out and do something...