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I’ve been thinking, since I posted Seeking Perfection, of going back and doing a sort of retrospective with each chapter.  I’m reasonably certain that at no point anyone would actually care if I did so but I think on a personal level it would help me figure out how I approached everything.  If nothing else it could at least be mildly interesting I suppose. Continue reading

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Nano Update 2: A sense of purpose

Here we are at the halfway point. The novel: on track and on time. By the end of today I will likely be a few hundred to a thousand words ahead of schedule.  Everything has been going exceptionally well, especially considering those first few days where I nearly gave up on the entire endeavour.   Continue reading

Nano Update 1

So the first week of Nanowrimo has come to an end.  There was… I want to say a bit of a hang up I guess, right at the start.  In fact after the first three days I had a whole seven hundred words written.  And by the end of Monday I was more than four thousand words behind.  And I’ll admit I almost performed the virtual equivalent of flipping a table, raising my arms into the air and flipping off the laptop.  But I ground it out.  Kept writing… and closed the gap.  I’m still behind a bit but if I keep up the same pace I’ll probably be caught up by the end of the day.   Continue reading

November 1st or What the hell did I just get myself into… again!

And here we are.  Again.  Sitting at zero words written with thirty days to go.  Fifty thousands words looking like an unreachable mountain peak way off in the distance.  And here I am just sitting at the bottom with only the faintest ideas of where the story begins and where it will end.  Fun times are ahead. Continue reading

Nanowrimo 2013 – The Revenging

Well I can’t honestly say I was expecting to be so absent as I’ve been.  I think it’s, in part, due to feeling a bit down over things.  Haven’t had the urge to write in a good long while.  Basically I’ve become the embodiment of a bum except employed and well groomed.  Hopefully things will be changing soon though.

I say hopefully because I received a reminder that Nanowrimo is starting up again.  There was a bit of a groan, both internal and audible, when I saw that.  While the first go round wasn’t what I’d call a painful experience it sure made November a long and grueling month.  But I did write a novel I enjoyed.  And maybe this time I’ll actually get a chance to join in on the write in sessions.  Although since the first meet up is on a day that I’ll be running my annual Call of Cthulhu Halloween adventure it’s already not looking good.

Ah yes.  Cthulhu.  Like I’ve said before many, many, many months ago: I don’t run these seriously.  In the slightest.  How can you when some of the plot lines involve a group of Krampus (Krampii?) going on a killing spree in worship of a crude statue of Santa?  Or a herd of Gremlins emerging from decades spent in caverns beneath Arkham, only to see images of elves and Santa Claus and believe that they are Santa’s little helpers of death?  This time round I’ll be throwing a bit more horror in and a bit more puzzles.  But since my stipulation for character creation is that they all need to be from ISIS from Archer I’m expecting this to be a very dark horror comedy.  Also lots of show references.  If there isn’t one mention of “Danger Zone” I will be deeply disappointed.

But back to Nanowrimo… I do think I’ll be taking part.  I’ve been throwing around some ideas for a sequel to the Seeking Perfection.  And once again I know how it begins and how it ends, and a couple things in between.  I think it will still bounce between character perspectives but instead seeing things from the antagonists perspective it’ll bounce between Mike and another protagonist or two.

Something something best laid plans…

I have to say that things have not exactly gone as expected.  At least in regards to writing.  I ended up getting sick on the 17th and that just dragged on through until yesterday.  A week and a half of being barely able to talk, coughing, nausea, and muddled thinking.  It was a grand old-time. Continue reading

Finding the Rhythm

The perpetually incomplete novel, which had been stuck near the end of chapter four since November, has finally moved on.  To chapter five.  A mere stepping stone on its rise to completion but a necessary one.  And I must say it feels good to actually see some progress with it.   Continue reading