Week Two – The Adventure Continues

It has indeed been an interesting week.  I have both made great strides and had some challenges.  But then, so has everyone else on the team too, I’m sure. I’ve been managing a pretty brisk pace; I think I’m currently averaging about 2,600 words per day.  Is the story perfect?  Not even remotely, but as has been said before, that’s not really the point.  I know I plan to put the story away for a couple months before I come back to it to decide if it warrants editing and submission.  I think it will, but that distance will be necessary to make a (relatively) unbiased decision. Still, I have had the occasion where I struggled a bit to get the words […]

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Daron, Aaron Stole My Post Title

Yup, there you have it… I had planned to name this post:  Nanowrimo – Week 1, but few things in the world and in writing are original, titles included.  Granted, Aaron’s post comes a day before mine, so I’ll gracefully bow to his use of the words. I still DO want to talk about how my first week went, just like Aaron did in his post though.  That much I won’t change.  Much like Aaron, I learned a few things during the first week, and not exactly the same things either.  I will say that it reaffirmed a couple things that Aaron commented on: writing is hard work 5,000 words doesn’t seem like much when you read them. Yup and double-yup.  […]

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The Rubber Hits the Road

Yay, Nanowrimo is finally here!  And I am SO happy about it.  When I (finally) decided to take the challenge, it occurred to me that fear should be in order.  But I prioritized my work and realized that this would be the perfect opportunity to stray from the genre that, I suspect, may become my standard one for writing. I’ve always liked stories with humor and irreverence (Douglas Adams, Terry Pratchett, Robert Aspirin) and I have always wanted to write something similar.  This was my chance.  With that goal in mind, I knew the story I wanted to write and I even had a few “adventures” for my character to experience. That was the beginning.  I spent a bit of […]

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