Tag Archives: Writing

So Things and stuff, 04/2013

Mention you run a Tumblr and WordPress blog in your motivational letter applying for an internship for become a wordpress webdev.

Die a little inside at the prospect of showing the prospective employer your wordpress blog due to overly frank discussions about depression. So I ended up not giving the url.

/headdesk

I doubt they will just take my word for it. Anyway…

Two weeks ago I had an extremely productive week and a half. wrote 3 and a bit chapters after not having worked on my novel for a year. Felt damn good. Was surprised that despite having had the whole thing in my head this whole time, when I wrote one of the new chapters, out of nowhere popped a character that didn’t exist before but is suddenly critical to the narrative. If Man plans and God laughs, well then I guess Novelists plan and muses think that shit is just adorable.

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So on Saturday not only is it Star Wars Day, but it’s also Free Comic Book Day and I’ll be going to watch Iron Man 3. I am going to have the most geekiest day. I can’t even. Could you even? No, I didn’t think so.

NaNoWriMo Cometh

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Oh would you just look at that – November is a little more than a week and a half away. Do you have any idea what that mean! It means that a segment of the global population will voluntarily undergo a process that induces psychosis. For their safety, I urge all parents to keep their children locked-up for the course of November because…

 

NaNoWriMo Is Coming!

 

For those of you out of the loop, NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month. Although really it should be called InNoWriMo by now. As you can guess from the name, people around the globe make the poor life choice of dedicating November to producing a Novel in 30 days. That works out to a little under 2000 words a day.

Last year I took part in the event for the first time. Most of it is just a frenzied blur of furious keystrokes and a story rapidly mutating out of my control. I will say this though, I was incredibly productive while I was participating. Unfortunately I burned out half-way through my novel, a novel that still gives me this look that says “Why exactly have you not finished me yet? You know I’m awesome.”

Now it appears that I’ll be diving into this madness again this year. I tell myself it will go better this time. I tell myself I’m a little more prepared this time, having a longer heads up before starting, but deep down I know it will be a frantic mess. I have the beginnings of a novel to work with – characters, themes, setting – but I have nothing approaching a plot. There’s still time to come up with one though, I hope.

Anyway, you have been warned – if you see someone running through the streets, wild-eyed, unwashed and with crimped up fingers, chances are they have just been spat out by the NaNo machine. Approach with caution.