Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wherever you are, whatever you do, whoever you're with ~ Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

An Unexpected Turn of Events

(Image courtesy of kakisky at MorgueFile)

Even the best laid out plans can't predict or prevent disasters from occurring.

If you've been following my NaNoWriMo progress on here, as I mentioned to do earlier this month, you've probably given up by now.

A series of unfortunate events (yes, that would be a Lemony Snicket reference), beginning with a broken hard drive and ending with an injured knee, set me back quite a ways.

Am I forever destined to fail at NaNoWriMo? Probably.

Can I write 35,000 words in the next three days? Maybe.

Do I have the motivation to try? Sometimes.

I may just push myself all the way over the edge of the mountain if I manage to make it that far.

But it will all be worth it!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Please, Not Another NaNoWriMo Failure!

I finally made the decision ~ I'm switching gears for NaNoWriMo this year. Three years ago (I think, maybe more), I started work on TDK. The ideas were there, the plot, the characters, the story. 

I started with three short stories, somewhat as teasers for the book, to provoke interest. The interest in readers was there. Then everything came to a drastic halt and ... nothing.

I thought, what better way to kick it in the butt than by pushing it (and myself) through during NaNo?The result ~ Two years in a row completely failing at NaNo and not getting anywhere. 

The story is there. TDK wants to be told. It needs to be told. But, I've come to the conclusion that it just isn't ready to come out yet.

I was going to give it another shot this year, but 6 days in and still nothing. It just isn't the right time. So, this year, I'm going to try something different. 

The goal: 50,000+ words in 25 short stories. There's still time for me to catch up and this will be a huge accomplishment for me if I can pull it off. 

The end result (I hope) will either be a complete collection of shorts I can put together in one place...or 25 stories ready to polish and start submitting.

As to my blog here, it's obviously severely neglected. My second goal is to update and post something (maybe random bits of nothingness) here more than once every three months, beginning with updates to the TOC for my NaNoWriMo project ~ Gone in a Flash.

Check back here, or follow me on NaNo, for updates.