Posts Tagged ‘NaNoWriMo 2012’

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I JUST WON NANOWRIMO.

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I’m pretty tired right now. After all, I’ve just done the amateur writer’s equivalent of a marathon. Thirty days, 50,000 words… it’s hard, let me tell you.

But it’s SO worth it when you finish.

I’m glad that I took the time to do this. The Lotus Imperiate has doubled in length*, and I feel like it’s that much closer to being finally finished. Which means that I can write Game Over! And draft two of tLI! And all other sorts of things that I don’t have time for right now because it’s finals and I just finished NaNoWriMo!

In any case, I wrote tens of thousands of words, and this engladdens me.

And I got a certificate to prove it.

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And now, I rest. See you all later,

~ Ian

(awesome Desert Bus for Hope .gifs courtesy LoadingReadyRun)

*Yes, I know that I began tLI this summer. Tough. I wrote 50k words of it, and I’m standing by that.

That’s right. I’m a NaNoRebel, baby. Deal with it.

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It’s the last week of NaNoWriMo. And how am I doing, you ask…?

AWE YISS. LOOK AT THIS BEAUTIFUL NONSENSE.

I’m quite pleased with myself, actually. I’m about two-thirds to three-quarters done with The Lotus Imperiate, and I’m nearly at the 50,000 word mark for November. Which is awesome, because at this point, I’m starting to suspect that tLI is the longest thing that I’ve ever written.

So you know, when I finish tLI, it will be the first time I’ve finished a novel since… a long-ass time, let me tell you. Ever since the early days of my crappy Tolkien ripoffs. And I feel good about tLI. It’s not good yet (I still have a lot of revising to go through), but it feels like this is actually a story that I’m telling that’s good. There’s nothing wrong with the material. It’s only up to me whether I succeed or screw it up.

Anyway, if you’re doing NaNoWriMo, then keep on going. If you’re close to 50k, good luck reaching the top. And if you’re not… well, you tried, and there’s still time to finish with honor.

~ Ian

 

As you can see, I’m halfway done with NaNoWriMo.

So far, it’s still going well. I’m halfway up the mountain, and I’m starting to feel a little bit of the exhaustion setting in from climbing it. But, as you can see, there’s still a lot more left to go.

I’ll try to keep the slope of this graph roughly linear, as time goes on.

In the meantime, if you’re doing NaNoWriMo, WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING READING SOME ASSHOLE’S LAME BLOG? GET OUT THERE AND WRITE, DAMMIT!

~ Ian

NaNoWriMo: One Week In

Posted: November 7, 2012 in Uncategorized
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So far, it’s going pretty well. I’m over par by about… oh… seven words, which means that I’ll probably finish on November 30, or thereabouts. I’m planning to write a lot more during the weekends, and it’s a long weekend coming up, so I’m hoping that I’ll gain a little bit of a tactical advantage over the weekends.

And it’s all going pretty damn well. The second third of the book, which is when more interesting stuff starts to happen, is beginning. I’m out of the messy, muddly exposition part, and I’m getting towards the middle, which is really where the meat of the book is. And even though I’m working on the first draft, and will keep on going until I finish it, I already have a lot of great ideas for Draft 2, which I’ll hopefully start on next year after I’ve written draft 1 of Game Over (which you can read about on my Projects page). I’m feeling really confident with The Lotus Imperiate at this point, actually. I’m hoping to get it published within five years, which looks more and more achievable as I keep writing.

We shall see how everything goes. In the meantime, here is a gif:

 

How’s your November going?

~ Ian

It’s November now. Which means it’s National Novel Writing Month.

Feel free to check out my account on NaNoWriMo.org.

And to all those of you out there participating, good luck.

~ Ian

I have an announcement to make.

I will be participating in National Novel Writing Month this November.

I’m going to be working on The Lotus Imperiate, hoping to get it to over two-thirds of the way finished. It’ll be hard (especially considering that I’ll be juggling both school and personal obligations) but I hope it’ll be worth it.

If you want to check out my NaNoWriMo profile, here’s a handy and convenient link. And if any of my twenty or so readers are doing NaNoWriMo, then send me a friend request. I promise that my possible failure will spur you to ever greater heights.

By the way, here’s a link to NaNoWriMo’s main page.

That is all.

Carry on,

~ Ian