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"Magic comes from what is inside you. It is part of you. You can't weave together a spell you don't believe in." - Jim Butcher

Monday, November 03, 2008

NaNoWriMo 2008

So, I decided to take the plunge and do NaNoWriMo again this year. The roadblocks to 50k words this year abound - namely baby ones. And this baby is trying to make that point by slapping at the keys while I type this blog entry. =p

I am determined to win at least one year - mine as well make it this year! Yes, I have tons of other projects I need to finish, but I decided I need to polish away the rust on my creativity and fiction fingers. This means I'm starting a whole new novel, just so I won't feel so bad when some of the chapters, scenes, paragraphs, sentences...words...just don't come out all shiny and pretty. Then when NaNo is over I'll have gotten rid of most of the nasty rust and can continue to write Shepherd.

The working title of my 2008 NaNoWriMo novel is Eater of Angels. I hope to post an excerpt in my NaNo profile sometime soon. For, yes, I have actually written the last 3 days. I have 20 pages already - over 5,000 words - woo hoo! The first scene had been brewing in my head for a couple weeks, and the words flew off my fingers. it was awesome, and it made me all giddy.

I also intend to add a NaNoWriMo word count bar to my blog (and maybe my website) if the NaNo website ever frees up. It is overloaded with people going to it at the moment, I think. At least that prevents me from wasting time in the forums. Heh.

On another note, I am all caught up with my critiques, and I hope to be critiquing regularly again once November is over.

Now, it's time for a walk in the unseasonably warm Wisconsin November - I still have to make some time for my family! Happy NaNoing everyone. =)

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