No, I’m not doing NaNo.
Like I posted earlier in the week, November means National Novel Writing Month is upon us. Once again, I’m not participating this year. I’m writing a novel, sure, but I started it before the month started, and I’m motivated enough that I don’t need a month of forced writing to get me to finish it.
Speaking of the novel, as you can see, I’m almost to 30k words. That’s a few pages shy of 100 pages when put into manuscript format. Not too shabby, and I’m pleased with progress the story is making. The hero is learning that there is a lot going on and he is in the middle of it all, and he’s getting angry that he’s been dragged into it.
I may have to put it aside for a few days, though. Nothing wrong with the story, but something else cropped up. io9, a great website for all things geek, science, and technology (among other things), is having a writing contest. Go check it out here. With a prize of $2000 and a chance to have someone like Paolo Bacigalupi read something I wrote, it would be stupid for me not to try. So, upon reading about it yesterday, I took to the internet to research a few ideas. I feel into a wiki-hole for about an hour or so reading up about the sun and the solar system and deep space probes and all that. I have an idea now, and not surprisingly, it isn’t anything to do with my reading yesterday. LOL
Also this week I finally red-penned a delightful little story I wrote a while back that features little brass spiders that dig into your skull and take over your mind. I hope to have it ready for submissions sometime next week or the week after.
I’m also just about finished with Steampunk II: Steampunk Reloaded and should be penning my review of it for Tangent soon. Excellent book and filled with a lot of goodness. but, wait for my full review to learn more.
Have a good weekend.