NaNoWriMo Update – Victory!

Written by Richard Pulfer.  Originally posted on Blue Yonder.

Well, stick a fork in me, I’m done – with NaNoWriMo that is. After watching “The Day of the Doctor” Saturday night I took advantage of the creative energy, rushed home, and cranked out the last few hundred words or so. I’ve uploaded an excerpt of Fantasy vs. Football on the NaNoWriMo wesbite.

This was an interesting writing experience. I realized very quickly I didn’t know nearly enough about football to be writing on the subject, and I didn’t know quite enough about table-top gaming (despite experiencing more of the latter than football). Despite this handicap, I did the best thing I knew I could do … I ran with it.
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NaNoWriMo Update – Research, Smesearch

Written by Richard Pulfer.  Originally posted on Blue Yonder.

Well, we’re more than halfway through National Novel Writing Month, and I have thirty thousand words. I’ve written so far ahead I took the last two days off and I’m still en route to finish by November 30th. Suffice to say things are going well, at least in terms of deadline.

I’ve also come to terms with the fact that this project is, more or less, written just for fun. I spoke to a couple of friends over the weekend who asked about the novel I finished in September. I told them I’m still working on it, but I think they were a little confused why I was already working on a second, completely different, novel. Here’s the one thing I’ve learned about my writing process: I am unable to not write. I have ideas swimming through my head at every hour of the night, even when I sleep. So when I take a break from a project, I really need to focus on another project if I’m going to have any kind of viable break from the first project. So as weird as it sounds to take a break from one novel by writing another, that’s just what works for me.
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NaNoWriMo Update # 1

Written by Richard Pulfer.  Originally posted on Blue Yonder.

Well, I’m off to a pretty good start for Nanowrimo. I’ve got 5048 words so far, giving me about 1682 words in the last three days, which is just about right. I still need to do my writing for today, but that probably won’t happen until mid-afternoon, and right after I clock out of work at midnight (which is really skewing my Nanowrimo stats). So far though, the project seems to be going well.
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