Thursday, July 2, 2015

Day 2

The first evening of writing went very well.  I knocked out 1700 words, a little more than my goal of 1500, and wrote the first two scenes of Stasis.

I'm going to try a little something different this go-round.  Since I have a history of not going back to revise things, I'll be doing the revision as I go this time.  It will slow down forward progress but the finished product will be more to my liking.

On a related note, I will be fleshing out the second scene a bit before pushing forward.  Fortunately, I'm on the cusp of a four day weekend and thus have a ton of time for writing in the near future.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015


One more day.  Quite a bit less than that, in fact.

It occurs to me that in NaNos past, I've made all chapters the same length and wrote a chapter a day, which makes writing 70-80k fairly manageable as long as I find time to write every day.

I think this time, since I'm writing something shorter, I'm going to have the chapters be between 500 and 1500 words and switch view point characters each chapter, between Simon Cable and his sister.  Since I'm going for the pace of a Doctor Who two-partner, I think frequent viewpoint shifts and reversals of fortune will fit the feel I'm going for.

I kind of dropped the ball as far as the emergency list goes but I guess I'll make it up on the fly.  I did change the main character's name to Simon Cable from Simon Black and refined the setting quite a bit so I think I'm still in a good place.  Tomorrow, we'll find out, I guess.

Monday, June 29, 2015


Camp NaNoWriMo kicks off Wednesday.  I am not as prepared as I would like to be but I could be in a lot worse shape.

The project has morphed quite a bit.  Not only am I not sure I can do it in 20,000 words, I'm also not sure about the title.  I can always change it later so it's not a big deal.

Over the weekend, I changed the nature of the antagonists, modified the setting a bit, added some much needed motivation to a couple factions, and even changed the name of the main characters.  Not bad for an already full weekend.

Thursday, June 25, 2015


Spooky Collection



Only 6 more days until the official kickoff.  I'm in a pretty good place, although I know I should create my emergency idea list and write down more details for the area around the mysterious crater.

My dog hasn't changed much in the months since NaNoWriMo 2014.  I sat down to take a practice run at the opening scene a few nights ago and she was staring a hole in me after twenty minutes.  Something about me typing on my laptop six feet from where I normally do must have tipped her off that something out of the ordinary was happening.

In non-writing news, I'm enjoying the shit out of The Fold and hope to spend tomorrow plowing through the remainder of it while I'm not napping or vegetating on the couch.