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As October winds to an end it means two things.
1. Halloween Mother Fuckers! Wooooooo!!!!! Alcohol and Costumes! Fuck Yeah!
2. The approach of NaNoWriMo.
Now, for those of you unfamiliar with number two, Nanowrimo (Fuck that fancy capitalization. I did it once, that’s all you get.) is a national (or international. I don’t know shit.) event where people all join together in the effort of writing a 50,000 word novel in 30 days, through the course of November. I did it for the first time last year and it was a fucker. It was also insanely productive. I wrote is possibly my favorite small scale (meaning, 1 book) work over that month. Well…most of it. I hit the 50K mark, but that book needs around 60K total to be complete. I also fell so far behind on SP that my buffer got ravaged to a point that it still hasn’t recovered.
All that said, I like Nanowrimo. I like the idea and I like the work habit kick in the ass it provides. I just have to balance it with my other writing responsibilities…oh and real job work. That’s totally a priority too, I swear. To that effect, I’ve decided I’m going to do Nanowrimo a little differently this year. Instead of writing a new book, my goal is to finish off several projects I’ve gotten to the twenty yard line and need to push through to goal. I’m posting here because…well I’ve been trying to blog more, this will hold me publicly accountable, and it’s a good program for anyone looking for a push. That said, these are the following work estimations of my remaining projects:
Note: All numbers below are measured in thousands of words. I’m lazy and don’t feel like writing a K after every number.
Velt (Novelette): 2-5.
The Uninteresting and Unadventurous Tales of Fred, The Vampire Accountant: Book 1 (Collection of Novelettes): 15-20.
Pears and Perils (Novel…last year’s novel in fact): 10-15.
Super Powereds - Year 2: 25-35.
So, if my estimates are right, I’ll be doing anywhere from 52-75 thousand words in November. This time I’ll finish with three new products and an excellent posting buffer though, so that is exceptional personal motivation for me to keep on it. I’ll give you guys weekly updates, and maybe even throw one or two of the completed works up here.
For those of you interested in doing a novel with the NaNoWriMo community, here is their website: http://www.nanowrimo.org. And for those who want to watch me struggle along in real time, here is my bio page: Me!. Friend me to watch some creative cursing torrents.
Here’s hoping for a successful November!
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