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National Novel Writing Month

Almost that time again!

9 days until NaNoWriMo 2016 starts. Not ready yet but I do have an idea or two.

  • Continue my Glee Space opera – The war begins. (Though I haven’t posted last years side story yet or even finished posting the year previous (2014) – 1 last chapter of that to go – this weekend. Maybe.)
  • Something completely different.

And maybe, this time, I’ll post it here as I go? Just the “ugly draft” Yes? No?

Halfway there

Only 6 months until NaNoWriMo 2016! What am I going to write this time? Another part of The Yucatan Job? The Big Honkin’ Space Gun Episode?

Or something completely different?

I’ve got 2 chapters of the current part to finish, and then that side story (from NaNoWriMo 2015) to clean up and post.

 

NaNo Survived

Made it through NaNoWriMo 2015. Though it looked close there for a couple days. Managed to hit the minimum ten minutes before the end.

Can’t say it’s very readable. Gonna take months to turn it into a “real” story. But it’s done, and I’ll be busy with real life things for the next month or two first.

NaNo-slow…

So, today we’re at Day 18 – 60 percent of the way. Unfortunately, I’m only at 30 percent myself. Not looking good. Ugh.

That’s the most I’ve been behind in the last five years. Don’t know if I’ll catch up.

In the NaNoWriMo-bary

Yes, it is that time of year again. November – National Novel Writing Month.

This year, I’m writing (attempting) a spin off/side story to my in-progress Space Opera – The Yucatan Job. And then NEXT year I’ll finish things off with the action adventure/massive space battle conclusion. Just needed to do something different this year.

But things are off to a slow start… 4 days in and I’m already behind. Not insurmountable but not where I should be. But moving forward.

Quarterly Update

Yes. Still here.

Just a simple short update.

January and a large portion of February was spent dealing with RL (aka work) issues and a server meltdown/move over at TtH. But that’s done and we’re moving forward.

I’ve started writing more, though I have so many unfinished fics that it’s hard to pick one to focus on. But I’m getting there.

I haven’t started fixing up my NaNoWriMo 2014 story yet to make it postable, at all the usual places. Although I made the word count quota in time, the actual story? Maybe 2/3 done. So getting it ready to share will take some time.¬†Hopefully by the end of March.

And NaNo is a Go!

I’ve been distracted by other things for the past couple weeks (Finishing up a long project at work, and TtH issues) so I’m not as ready for NaNoWriMo as I’d hoped to be. My outline is more ‘random ideas on a page’ than actual ‘Plan for story’. Part of it being that I’m not really sure where this years story is going. It’s the boring ‘Middle Years’ of my ongoing Glee Space Opera. Next year is the ‘Space Battle’ part of the ‘Space Opera’ and will be much easier to plot, if much harder to write since my action writing abilities aren’t the best.

But, we’ll see what happens.

With the NaNo planning

Tomorrow, the windup to NaNoWriMo begins. 50,000 (or more) words in 30 days. 1,667 words/day. With the bonus, in the US, of the last few days being a long holiday weekend with little time (for me) to write.

Planned to write? The next “book” in my Yucatan Job story. Part 3 of 4.

I’ve already started outlining it, sort of. Not sure what it’s going to be about, really. Book 4 is the easy one. Lots of battles, and spaceships and “big honking space guns” but that’s next year. Book 3 is buildup. Might be boring.

NaNoWriMo 2013

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It’s a wrap. 50,034 words of story. 15,000 in the last 3 days (Yikes! )

Unfortunately, the story itself, a sequel to last years story, needs a bit of work to really be complete. Going to take a month to fix it up before posting anywhere.

It’s NaNo-tastic

My entry in NaNoWriMo 2012 РThe Yucatan Job  Р52,743 words of Glee-riffic Space Opera. With Cheerleaders!

 

Reminder: This story isn’t bad but NaNoWriMo is about quantity, not quality. So, there are potential continuity errors, and humongous plot holes. But I think it is still readable. And the Space Opera tag might be a matter of interpretation.

 

Enjoy. ( Or not – I won’t make you!)

NaNo-did-it!

I hit the word count quota mark (during lunch) yesterday. Almost a coherent beginning to a story. So, for the rest of NaNo (36 hours to go) I’m doing cleanup. Making sure all names of people and places are consistent. All words are spelled correctly. And continuity errors (if noticed) are squashed.

 

And then I’ll post it here in the NaNoWriMo section of my blog some time this weekend. Format? Possibly ePub. Definitely html. Right now it’s a single, long Pages doc. That needs to be split up into chapters.

 

Yeah! Me!

NaNo Update

Last Monday, I was 2 days ahead of word quota for NaNoWriMo. Today? I’m 2 days behind. Argh!

 

And my story drifts further and further away from coherency. Probably because, it was originally plotted out as some action-y space opera kind of thing but I write better/faster when I do dialog and characters talking to each other.

Fortunately, there are still 11 days left. Plenty of time to catch up. Just need to do a couple double-quota days.

It’s a NanoLife

So far, so good. 3 days into NanoWriMo (Today is actually day 4) and I’m a few words ahead of the game.

Can’t say it’s the best writing I’ve ever done… but it does have that quantity factor. Not sure if 50K words will actually be enough to complete the story idea I had. I’m already leaving things out.

 

Might post it here when complete. Might not. Bribery might be required.

Unlike last year’s story, which has a lot of promise if I ever get back to it, this year’s idea? Would need a lot of work to stand on its own (I borrowed a couple characters from a TV show to avoid having to create them from scratch — so… yeah… kinda fan fictiony. To un-fanfiction the story I would have to fix that and create some original characters.).

We’ll see.