Thursday, October 30, 2008

Warning: NaNoWriMo is coming!

NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month, is almost upon us. Run! Hide! Or you may get caught up in the madness.

NaNoWriMo, for the happily clueless, is an international event where nerds get together in an attempt to write a 50000 word novel in one month. Massive caffeine intake is required, actual writing is optional. (Links to NaNo and other WriMos are somewhere in the sidebar.)

I've been doing a lot of Wrimos this year, from JanNoWriMo in January, to JulNoWriMo and AugNoWriMo, and at last, GothNoWriMo in October. It seems like I've written fewer words each WriMo, and I'm pretty WriMoed out.

So this November I've decided to do something else goofy. I'm working on not one, but two novels. One is a fantasy called Among the Lost which is about street urchins in a Dickensian environment and vampires. The other is a science fiction novel called Gems of Kolbe featuring soil-building pioneers on the terraformed world of Kolbe.

I've put up two word count meters for the novels above. They are located below the Technorati widget and before the social newt-working.

The idea is this: I work each day a little on each novel. About once a week or so I'll take the word count and put it up on the meters. It's going to be kind of like a race, only there's no prize since I don't know how to give a prize to an unpublished novel.

Since I set my word count goal at twice the sacred 50000 of NaNo, and I'm doing two, I'd say I deserve at least four months to work on it.

So--- those are my plans. If any writers out there have plans for doing or not doing NaNoWriMo, drop me a comment.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Blog Review: The Sci-Fi Catholic

The Sci-Fi Catholic is a blog dedicated to sci-fi, fantasy and manga. It's written by D. G. D. Davidson, who has more initials than your average blogger, and his co-bloggers Snuffles the Dragon and Lucky the Goldfish. Read more....
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