on 2021-12-01 12:22:16 UTC
Technically, I suppose I'm doing it. by
on 2021-11-04 15:44:17 UTC
Snuck in yesterday morning, making wordcount by inserting a reference to Thomas Becket in an earlier chapter.
As this is a rewrite, the actual document is about 5000 words longer, but I didn't count words I copied directly across.
Now onto a much harder challenge: not thinking about Tudor court politics for the rest of the year. ^_^
I’m not participating this year because… by
on 2021-11-03 20:36:55 UTC
I'm not tracking my word count right now (may eventually do so not on the site), but I do intend to try to do more writing this month, and I have a specific project in mind. I've also attended my region's kick-off party by zoom, and am hoping to tune into a write-in as well at some point (possibly tomorrow morning, actually). So I suppose that more or less counts?
To sum up the (current) plot very quickly: guy fell into a middle schooler's novel several decades ago and now...it's happening again. Perhaps surprisingly, that's the least of his (big) worries.
on 2021-11-03 12:12:05 UTC
At the end of October I finished the first draft for an 85k word book I’ve been working on since March! Instead I’m planning to spend this month revising it, fleshing out what’s needed needed and cutting down what’s not, and get it ready to send to publishers.
It’s an urban fantasy set in Chicago 2015, where vampires, werewolves, and mages exist, and hunters roam the streets, fighting the gloambeasts that spawn from the darkness.
The story kicks off when Ordinary College Student Lee gets attacked by a werewolf and is rescued by her roommate Bella—who is actually a hundred and eighty year old vampire—and their classmate Ariel, a hunter and descendent of one of the oldest families of hunters who helped broker the Night Treaty that lets the underworld live in peace.
Unfortunately, not everyone is happy with the Night Treaty—especially the vampires whose hunting rules are strictly monitored for the safety of mortals. And the werewolf that attacked Lee is just one of the first of many feral attacks, werewolves going insane without the influence of the full moon. Tensions are rising, and the peace offered by the Night Treaty is no longer guaranteed if the werewolves keep putting it in danger.
I'm in this year, thanks to Scapegrace. by
on 2021-11-03 09:18:25 UTC
I got other things going on so I don't think I'll commit to this.
Hmm... Am I allowed to do a book of random poetry? by
on 2021-11-02 18:32:39 UTC
Last year, I asked her to take a look at my alternate history NaNo from a historical perspective. When she hit the end of Part 1, 20K words in, she pointed out that it should really be its own book. I took a look over the plot, and... well, she was right. ^_^
Curtana, Book 1: Queen Mother
I've had a good first couple of days, and the actual word count of the book is higher than shown: I'm not counting text I've pulled across from the previous draft. Hopefully I'll end up with a 60-70K "second draft" at the end, which I can actually do something with.
Well, the first week is going to stink... by
on 2021-11-02 15:06:42 UTC
I don't know anything about this. Poems are the only thing I can write consistently. Are there lots of rules? -Claire
because I have a pile of homework to catch up on so I don’t fail my courses. However, I will be doing the rest of it if I can. I’m focusing on editing/rewriting ‘An End of Peace’ (which I wrote the first draft of last NaNo). It’s a book about pirates. And cats. Lots of cats. Makes sense in context, I promise.