• NaNoWriMo,  Writing

    November Writing Report

    by November was all about focus. NaNoWriMo type focus. A quick summary: Novel WIP Scattered On the Wind This was the NaNo project, a YA SF book, more or less, with the main character being a 15 yo girl who’s just emigrated to a new world and the colony is falling apart around her. Not physically, not yet, but something on the planet is giving everyone above the age of 18 or so a variety of neuroses, phobia, and mental issues. It’s also giving everyone below adolescence the symptoms of ADHD. The teenagers, sadly, are staying normal longer than most, but are all sharing the same dream. As of the…

  • NaNoWriMo,  Uncategorized,  Writing

    True NaNoWriMo Victory

    by My hands slipped from the panel, but the impressions they’d been in remained. The cavern lights stayed on, and the panel didn’t drain back into the floor. Tears started again, real tears now, streaming from eyes finally free to weep. I’ve been angry, and I’ve been guilty, or felt that way, but I couldn’t until just that moment actually grieve for my best friend. Goodbye, Hoshi. So I finished “Scattered on the Wind” on the way home tonight. Finished dictating it, at least, meaning that the principal story is complete at, currently, 62,322 words. I say currently because the word count will keep increasing for a little bit, probably…

  • NaNoWriMo,  Writing

    What I’m Writing – NaNoWriMo

    by NaNoWriMo! Yup, doing NaNo this year and kicking ass at it. As I type this quick update, Scattered on the Wind is sitting at 40,011 words. For those who don’t know, the idea behind NaNoWriMo is to just sit down and write. Your objective is to write a 50,000-word novel, preferably complete, in the month of November. Doesn’t sound hard until you realize that’s 1,667 words per day. Every day. But you aren’t supposed to stress about plotting or planning or how good or bad the story is or how consistent your characters are. Just write. A lot. I did NaNo a few years ago for the first Troll…

  • NaNoWriMo,  WIP,  Writing

    What I’m Writing: Scattered On the Wind

    by A quick snapshot of works in progress. Novel: The Godhead, Book 2 Short: “Hitching Home, A Ghost Story” Year of Trek: “Scotty’s Enterprise” Editing: “Babysitting the Taran-Saurus” Plotting: Scattered on the Wind Too much? Well, it’s not technically everything I have in progress at the moment, but these are the main things and I am trying to limit myself a bit. I’ll draw your attention to Scattered on the Wind today. I have, for reasons I don’t understand, decided to attempt NaNoWriMo this year. It’s been a while, and I feel like I need the boost that will come from writing a 50,000 word story in a month. Except…

  • Announcement,  NaNoWriMo,  Writing

    The November Blog Plan

    by I’m not doing NaNoWriMo this year.  It was cool last year, winning with 50,544 new words of fiction on a single project in a single month (and I slacked off the last day since I’d technically won the night before with 50,010 words).  Very cool, even if I was a bit burnt out at the end of it. I don’t have time this year.  Not even close.  Too much going on, and too much to catch up on, some real life and some no less real even if it’s pretty much virtual.  There are a couple of things I’ve even been avoiding, but I can’t mentally afford to do…