19 November 2009

NaNoWriMo Fail

Well I'm cutting my losses on this year's National Novel Writing Month. A couple reasons: Work has been very busy, I was under the weather for about ten days and had trouble focusing on writing, and even the Halloween event for City of Heroes ate up some of my time.

The big problem I was having was making a couple of my characters seem believable. I didn't like the way Kaiser Wilhelm II was coming across; it didn't really feel like a German emperor speaking. I need to do a lot more work to get this story in shape to actually be written.

So I'll be spending the rest of 2009 getting the draft of my first novel ready to be read by a number of proof readers and focus my energies there as well as developing my blogs and other online presences.

To-night is a meeting of the Rochester Writers Group that I'll have to attend. I missed the last one because I felt terrible.

I'll also try to post here a little more often....

03 November 2009


I haven't been able to add to my NaNoWriMo word count the last couple of days. I've been feeling under the weather and have been getting extra rest after work as opposed to writing. I'm nearly recovered and should be getting back to my novel to-morrow.

I guess I should have spent more than the hour or two I spent on Sunday. But I'm still confident I can hit 50,000 words by the end of the month (well, mostly confident anyway). With Thanksgiving and a few other weekends spread through the month (and possibly a week off from work) I should get caught up.

Gotta go get some more sleep now. Further and more interesting updates in the near future.

01 November 2009

NaNoWriMo Day 1

It's been a good weekend. Watched a mini-marathon of Kolchack: The Night Stalker, played a great game of Axis & Allies on Friday night, played in the Halloween event on City of Heroes, spent some time at the gym, etc.

After posting to one of my other blogs I finally got started on my unnamed novel which I officially started today for this year's National Novel Writing Month. I don't have a title for it yet but I did get some of the action started. I've introduced the main character as well as one of the other major players. I'm not sure where this story is going to go, I didn't spend as much time on the outline as I should have.

As of right now my word count (according to Microsoft anyway) is 1,849 words. At that rate I should be able to write 55,470 words by the end of this whole thing. It's going to need a major re-write when I'm done, I already don't like some of the dialogue I've written. Oh well.

I'll try to make an update here every day to chronicle the progress of my project. Stay tuned.
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