Thursday, November 1, 2012

NaNoWriMo 2012

I am so close to being done with A Sawmill's Hope.  I feel like I've worked on it for ever.  I decided to lay off blogging and vid games and other things just long enough to finish it.  I wanted to be done several months ago.

This is all beside the point.  I have new motivation.  Nanowrimo means start a new one for me.  In this case it will be one of two ideas that have been idling around in my mind.

1.  Super Mario Bros + UFC + Gladiators (the real ones... who kill each other)

2.  Insurance + Post Apocalypse

Did I make these sounds vague and possibly idiotic on purpose?

It's just that the more specific I get, the tighter the walls are around me.  I want to be an outliner... But I have deep seated personality traits that make writing from the seat of my pants come naturally.

This will be my first project since A Sawmill's Hope.  And when I started that I just knew it was my Magnum Opus.  My first and last great work.  But that wasn't true.  I want to make a career out of this.  And I feel like I get better with every new draft (Yes, I'm still on draft 4 of A Sawmill's Hope).

I will finish my current work before I start writing the next.  This means Nanowrimo will get ahead of me.  Hopefully I can catch up.


  1. Good luck, David. I am participating in NaNoWriMo for the first time, mainly to get my book two of a series moving, instead of letting it just sit on the back burner. It does look like a daunting challenge, though.

    1. Thanks Elizabeth. Last year I only got the outline done in November. It wasn't until late December before I even started writing the book. Hopefully I'll do better this year.


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