Tuesday, 30 November 2010

NaNoWriMo day 30: all over, red rover

For all my fellow writers who met their goals this November: YOU ROCK!!!

For everyone who failed, epically or otherwise: YOU ROCK TOO!!! Epic fail beats never trying in the first place like rock beats scissors!

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

NaNoWriMo day 23: unexpected success and a dash of optimism

Well, after my worst weekend so far (253 words) I put in my first 5k day on Monday and managed 5589 words to bring my total to 56526. I also wrote my first really painful scene, killing off one of my favourite characters.

NaNoWriMo day 19: unexpected success...?

At the time of writing I am just 587 words away from the official NaNoWriMo goal of 50000. I've also completed and submitted Alfred the Advertising Assignment. I should be jumping up and down for joy.


Monday, 15 November 2010

NaNoWriMo day 15: kind words

I think I'm suffering from the week 2 blues a little late, so it was nice to find Randy Ingermanson's e-zine in my inbox this morning. Since his footnote says it's okay, I'm sharing what he said about NaNoWriMo:

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

NaNoWriMo day 10: a dodgy approximation of a pep talk

This is my own personal version of a 'pep talk'. I am using the term very loosely. In the general run of things I am about as motivational as a poster saying 'procrastination gives you something to look forward to later'.

Anyway, here's my 'pep':

Write it anyway. There is no idea too good to write.

Seriously. Any idea you've ever had is too good to not write.

Side note: Imagine what would happen if the main characters of every unfinished story haunted their authors until the story was finished. I'm thinking about writing something along those lines in a project or two's time (or maybe next November). Next I'm going to write about zombies, though. Even if I have to make the main character be a zombie, I will get zombies into a story.

Also, drop me a line. It is very lonely here in my little corner...


PS - my current word count is 27207!

Monday, 8 November 2010

NaNoWriMo day 8: strawberries and goats

Actually, day 8 has nothing to do with strawberries, goats or indeed anything else other than my novel and Alfred the Advertising Assignment. The weekend, on the other hand...

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

NaNoWriMo day 3

Word count at the end of day 2: 5100

For everyone else participating in NaNoWriMo this year, welcome to day 3! For those who haven't joined the fun... well, you're missing out and your life might be a little less insane than it could have been this month.

This is my first time nano-ing, wrimo-ing or whatever it's supposed to be called. So far it's been by turns hard, surprising, hard again, suspenseful, surprising again and then a dash of frustration. Er... in no particular order.