Saturday, October 31, 2009


I might start at midnight tonight. Or I might get a good night's sleep, get up early, and start early tomorrow morning.

I painted a NaNoWriMo mug (pictures when it comes out of the kiln on Monday), and I have good breakfast food for all day tomorrow. I almost have my computer decluttered. I have my handy dandy NaNoWriMo helper packet. I do need a chair for my desk. I think spending 100,000 words sitting on a step-stool may become bothersome after a while.

Bring it!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

100k it is!

Two novels this NaNo?! But that is madness!

I am mad.

Novel #1: An Empty Case
Novel #2: Peanut Butter: A Tale of Unrequited Love

Two days.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Empty Case

Is the title a proper noun? I don't know! We'll find out in NaNoWriMo, 2009!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Did you just say "VLOG"?!

I got on facebook today, and it told me a friend of mine had posted a youtube video, so I watched it. It turned out to be some ridiculous 8 min rant about McDonalds, but at the end, he says, "Thanks for tuning in to my vlog."

Did I hear that right? "VLOG?" Like video log? Is this a new thing? Blogs aren't enough, so now people are recording themselves and posting regular vlogs on youtube? I mean, I know people have been doing that for a while, but don't give it a name--that validates the practice.

I am embarrassed of this blog now. I feel as though I am contributing to the problem. With the understanding that I am totally hypocritical by saying this: Is there a need to spam the internet with 6 billion people's thoughts on the insignificant moments in their days?

The hour draws nearer...

For this year's NaNoWriMo, I am going to attempt an entirely different type of novel. I have never written one from multiple viewpoints, but this year I am going to attempt to write the story using five or six different narrators. It will be a challenge, to be sure, but one that I think will be very rewarding.

The working title is Tales of an Apartment Complex, though I expect that to change a hundred thousand times even before November 1. I may not use an apartment complex as the setting, but that is where the idea originated, so I will stick to it for now. I have a very odd downstairs neighbor.

You may recall my first NaNoWriMo attempt: How To Survive Renting Your First Apartment, about the horrors of the Rat Trap I lived in right after graduation. This novel will most likely revisit some of the environmental issues, but I want to delve more into strange people. I don't want to say it is a conspiracy theory novel. It is more of an investigation of "coincidence."

Obviously, I have a very clear picture of where I am going with this.

I may be posting character bios as we approach November...

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Third time's a charm...

Well, Penguins and Chimps, the hour of NaNoWriMo 2009 is steadily approaching. I have, after an extensive internal battle, decided to start a new book rather than starting from scratch with an old idea.

The plan is to go all Dickensian on y'all's tails and write about several seemingly unrelated characters who all get wound into the same plot. Would it make sense if I did more planning? Probably so.

In any case, it just seems like fun. And right now, I could use a little fun.

I'll be in Portland in 10 days. Very cool.