Category Archives: NanoWritMo

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







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 – The Yucatan Job  – 52,743 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!)


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.

Almost NaNo Time

I’ve actually had an idea for a while. Something Space Opera-y. Might be a bit too complex for NaNo… but we’ll see. I’m trying to get in a writing mood by… doing some writing. I have a story I’m working on (posted elsewhere, under an assumed name) – If I ccan get into a groove with it, and a Buffy crossover, this month I think I’ll be okay with NaNo.

Of course, Thanksgiving is going to be the usual problem. I don’t have much time to write during it.

Future Fic Ideas

Two writing events are headed our way…

The 2012 International Day Of Femslash is on July 14th, just 3 months (and 1 week) from now.

NaNoWriMo? 6 months and a bit.

And ideas? I’ve got plenty:

For IDF 2012 – I’m thinking another episode in my Class of 99 series, but centered around Joyce. And that’s all I plan to reveal for now – it might change.

For NaNoWriMo 2012 – I’m thinking alien invasion. Not an original idea but I think I have a unique twist on it. We’ll see.

The Full Nano

Did it! Down to the wire, with less than an hour to go, 50,241 words!




NanoWriMo Winner 2011

Haven’t decided if or when I’ll post the entire, rough-draftish story. It’s complete plot wise but could do with some spiffing up/filling out in places. I might wait until I turn it into a crossover fic. Definitely will decide before the end of December what to do with it.

Not quite NaNo-riffic

Two days to go on NaNoWriMo and I’m at 80% of completion. Things aren’t looking good. Did approximately half the writing I needed over the Thanksgiving break than I needed to get there.

We’ll see how close I can get. I’m not ready to throw in the towel yet!

It’s a Nano-life

As of now, I’m back on track with NaNoWriMo. Almost halfway. Spent the day catching up. Unfortunately, I have’t gotten more than a few words ahead and I’ll be luckY to break even for the rest of the month. We’ll see what happens.

Managed to churn out almost another days worth by midnight. But still not enough to get ahead.

But, I am ahead of where I finished the last time I attempted NaNoWriMo.


As far as the story itself goes… the story continues to meander off into elf-land, in an unexpected way. There’s even some subtext between the main character and the main elf, but that’ll disappear in the fanfic rewrite after Nano. Maybe. I find the character interaction interesting to write, which means its a major contributor to forward progress, but I have a hard enough time writing action scenes. I have no plans to venture beyond subtext here.

Nano gain…

Still moving forward with NaNoWriMo.

But I’ve fallen behind, by 3,000 words!, from where I should be. Actually, it’s even worse because I needed to be a few days ahead, not behind. Hopefully I’ll catch up this weekend.

Oddly enough, my main character has been kidnapped by elves. Not something I’d plotted out but I think a rescue is in order.

Keeping up

So far, I’m actually doing okay with NaNoWriMo. I’ve been able to keep up with the quota required to get it done by November 30th. But… I actually have to get ahead, by at least a week, because there will be a few days this month I won’t have time to write. Not sure if that is possible.

The minimum daily wordage is 1,667 (for 30 days). I’ve split my story into 10 parts – which is 5,000 words, which is approx. one part/chapter every three days.

As far as sharing the story goes — I’ll put it up when it’s finished. Sooner if I can figure out a way to limit access to it (aka password protect it) in a way I like. Of course, given NaNoWriMo’s focus on quantity, not quality, some of it is a bit rough, and only loosely coherent.


A Better Idea

Something I could actually write. And slightly tweak to make it fanfic compliant afterward.


But no posting until I’m done. Wouldn’t want to spoil it.

As for that other idea? It goes on the “Someday I’ll be a real writer” pile. For when I win the lottery and have copious free time to spent on real world building/writing.