The NaNoWriMo challenge is over. Shifter Born is in the editor’s hands for the final round and I took the holiday weekend off to party with some old and dear friends. Now we are in the holiday season and for many of us, that means making lists, sorting priorities and focusing our attention on edits. … More Edit Time
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This past week was hectic to say the least. As I mentioned in my last post, I was on a roll with my NaNoWriMo novel and this all came to a head, early Saturday Morning. I woke up at 3:30 in the morning with images and dialogue running through my head. Nothing would do but … More NaNoComplished!
Wow! I’ve been on a roll, today. I’m finally into the really exciting ‘meat’ of Cloud Dancer. This is one of the parts I’ve been waiting and so far, I like how it’s come out. It was rather hard to imagine an air-sea battle between a destroyer and an airship. After all, even in the … More On A Writing Role
I was spinning my wheels a bit, while trying to write and I realized I had only a very vague idea of what the Cloud Dancer looked like. This was not acceptable, so I took some time to draw up a rough sketch that gave me an idea of proportion, crew size, armaments, etc. So, … More A Change of Pace
One of my weaknesses involves apples, cinnamon, brown sugar, etc… This just came out of the oven a few minutes ago! Thanks, Bren!
Wow! Time passes when you’re having fun! It has been a week since my last post and I’m now up to over seventeen thousand words in Cloud Dancer. So far, there have been two romantic interludes, two battle sequences, many historical references and some required expository text. Things are shaping up nicely and I’ve not … More Day Nine of NaNo
Well, I managed to break six thousand words in the NaNo challenge this evening. It would have been better to hit my initial goal of eight thousand, but I got sidetracked. It seems that there were several spots where my memory failed and I had to do some quick historical research. That led to adding … More NaNo Day Two
As of shortly before midnight, last night, I made it to 5070 words. Not bad for a first day, but I wouldn’t recommend it for a daily run.
Today is the first day of the NaNoWriMo challenge and I started at midnight, last night. So far, I’ve added over a couple of hundred words to my note file along with a half dozen more URLs for research as I get deeper into the tale. The word count on my actual novel file is … More Off to a Flying Start