Monday, November 29, 2010

NaNoWriMo Victory!

Hello, it's me again!  I know, I've been conspicuously absent this past month, as I've focused all of my writing efforts on completing the NaNoWriMo challenge, all while working a pretty rigorous day job and managing 3 kids while at home.  It was no small task, but I pulled it off, and with a full day to spare!  I hit the 50k word count today, so I can be called a winner.  Even though the book still needs a lot of work, it's coming along nicely, so you'll be hearing more about "The Time Traveler's Illegal Harem" in the coming months.

So, now that the deadline is met, and I have a more flexible work schedule, I'll be back to posting regularly on this blog.  Get ready for more news and views in December, along with some reviews.  I'm working on a brief post about the new Doctor Who Series 5 DVD set, which I'll share in a few days, and we'll see where it goes from there.

Writing never ends for me, and now that the contest comes to a close, I'm actually speeding up my word count.  It seems the pressure may have actually slowed me down.

I'll be back!  You can count on it.

Monday, November 1, 2010

The Novel in One Month

Today was the first day of National Novel Writing Month, and things are coming together nicely for me.  I sat down for about an hour this morning and threw together the first page of my novel, "The Time Traveler's Illegal Harem," and I spent another hour this evening, ending up with 1,920 words in total.  It's not the biggest showing (in fact, it's downright weak compared to the last book I wrote, when 3,000 was a slow day).  Still, If I can keep this pace, I'll win handily.

As the title implies, this is a time travel novel.  It tells the tale of a rogue time agent who has the habit of kidnapping women from different time periods, and the Time Agency which is determined to stop him.  There'll be a lot more to it than that, and I can't say too much right now, because I'm still working to weave the complex threads into a coherent storyline.

I have a pretty busy work day tomorrow, so I don't know how far I'll get, but I will let you know!

Keep track of my progress here!