Nov. 29th, 2016 10:40 pm
tikatu: (NanoML/me)


Nov. 30th, 2014 07:29 pm
tikatu: (2014)
Yes, I am a winner.

That doesn't mean I'm finished. I am never finished at the end of NaNoWriMo.

Story is a Thunderbirds fanfic, Guardian Angels, Inc. I am not posting until it's finished and if it is, it'll go to my WordPress site first.
tikatu: (2011)
Yes!! Another 50k on Moonstrike! Posted four days early with room to spare at 50,971!

Now, that doesn't mean I'm done with the story, but I have been writing the big stuff at the end. Definitely more to go! I'm gonna try to get the majority of this done by the 30th, which means lots of word wars with my wrimos, even I'm not counting the words for my total.

This is gonna end up as another corker, word-wise, I think, but far from the 300K that The White Winds clocked in at.

Still... woot!!
tikatu: (summerrayn)

Well, it's officially over. We had our regional TGIO (Thank God It's Over) party last night. It was really cool to see all these new faces - and sad not to see some of the old ones. My final word count: 61,084. I'll update the ML Wiki later on with the cookbook stats. I actually went through the entire affiliates list and counted those who weren't homed with Greenville, and those who were and didn't participate. Brought the number of 245 affiliates down to 74 active participants. Of those 74, 27 finished the course. That's 38.5% win ratio, which I think is pretty cool for our area.

My story is far from finished (but y'all knew that, didn't you?). I'm making a commitment - call it a pre-New Year's resolution - to write 1000 words of fiction a day. Whether it's on one of my WIPs, my NaNo novels or what, 1000 words should be a piece of cake - as long as there are no extenuating circumstances, like going away for the day or becoming deathly ill.

I'm also going to solicit concrit on this year's NaNo novel from my f-list. When I say this, I mean a tightly filtered list of my personal friends in a f-locked post. I really think this has potential to be a published work - as in printed on dead-tree products and sold in stores - but if I post it to somewhere public and digital, like Fictionpress, it's been published already, and that puts me in a bind. So I'll be posting sections here for constructive criticism, and if you want to help me with that, please let me know so I can add you to my concrit filter. Please don't ask to be put on the list just so you can read the bits and pieces; I need the honest feedback so I can polish this story to a fine sheen.

In other matters, Windows Live Groups finally made its debut. I created a group called Tracy Island just to see what the service has to offer. I'm still thinking heavily about creating my own website; it will allow for so much more creativity as far as webpages are concerned. I can use HTML in discussion posts, but I have to put up with their themes on the home page. No more caption games if I move it all here. I do like the photo upload function, and I can create albums. I'm asking the members at IR Central and Tracy Island IR to check it out and give me their thoughts. If it meets with approval, so be it. If not, Plan B.
tikatu: (Default)
Yes, I've won NaNoWriMo again! Around 10:30 p.m. on November 25 with five days left to go! Count when I won: 50,029. I've gotten my soul back in a way.

The story's far, far from over, and I have oodles left to do. I'm in email conference with Math Girl to try and create a timeline for this beastie. Not an easy thing, believe me! 

I'm tempted to take a break, really, but a bit from Deanna Raybourn's pep talk really stuck with me and makes me want to finish this as quickly as I can. 

I know, writing every day is challenging. But it is also incredibly easy. When you write every day, you are always in the story. There is never a period of reconnecting with your characters, of trying to remember what mood you were attempting to create the last time you worked. And by working every day, you engage your subconscious in a way that simply isn't possible when you keep a more whimsical schedule. There is no need to summon the muse because there is no time for the fickle little strumpet to go anywhere.

I particularly like that last line because my muse IS a fickle little strumpet!

This is the way I'd like it to be. Writing every day, not skipping days, not losing the threads of my story because I've waited a day, a week, a month, or more to get back to it. It's a challenge, but it's also a habit I need to get into if I want to make a career of this. 

So, I'm a winner, but I've still got a long, long way to go on this fanfic... then back to my other WIPs, and my novel. I really want to make this work!

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