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Posted in NaNoWriMo, Process, writing on November 29, 2008 by scratchyb

I concede Defeat.  I stopped at 21, 170 words last week Wednesday, the 19th of November, with the full intention of continuing on with the 2008 National Novel Writing Month.  Then I never got a moment to sit down with a clear mind and move on in the story.  Thing is, I’m at the cusp of developing some new action in this plot, so I’m going to continue with the novel.  This series idea has been on my mind for too many years to simply give up on it.  But I can, and will, give up on this year’s NaNoWriMo.  I’m done.  I’ll run my own contest: National Novel Writing Three-Months.  That seems more reasonable, and takes the holidays into account.  Maybe I’ll have a nice draft finished for revision in February.

Anyway, this lets me prepare more hybrid-animal plaques in time for the holidays.

NaNoWriMo Again

Posted in NaNoWriMo, writing with tags , , , , on November 7, 2008 by scratchyb

I did NaNoWriMo last year, and blogged about it in a separate and now deceased blog.  Well, I’m doing it again this year.  I’m up to 5,866 words so far.  Haven’t really been keeping up with posting my wordcount on the NaNoWriMo site, just because the site’s been a bit slow, probably crammed full of writers and “writers”.

This year is special.  I’m working on the first in a series, ostensibly YA but aimed at varying ages, about a girl from a very interesting family, who finds herself in exile from the planet Earth.  This is something that has been kicking around in my head and on multiple scraps of paper and files long lost on corrupt hard drives for maybe 13 years now, and since 13 is my lucky number, well, it’s time.

While I’ll be blogging a little bit about this, I’ll also be continuing to do a series of drawings on wood planks similar to the mixed animal drawings I’ve posted a few weeks earlier, and maybe I can work in a few more Mole-Men drawings for the 700 Mole Men project?  Because I’m a glutton for punishment and a workaholic, that’s why, and because I’ve never had so many great creative outlets at one time.  After this it’ll be nothing but games and movies and beer all winter long.  And I’ll feel like I’ve earned it.