Nov 3, 2010

[GeekyScrawl] My 2010 NaNoWriMo Attempt

I know, I know, it's already the third of November and it's only now that I'm starting to write about NaNoWriMo. So sue me - I had some killer work deadlines this week.

For the ignorant, November is not just the month before December but it's also National Novel Writing Month, although the National part probably isn't as accurate a descriptor as it used to be. The basic challenge is to write what could be termed to be a novel of at least 50,000 words within 30 days. Last year I managed to hit the 50,000 word count mark with my novel of sorts, The Interrogation, although I never officially finished the book as a whole. Boo on me, I know. I'll get around to it in time.

So despite the fact that I know I'm ridiculously busy this month with my workload, my first-ever trip to Boracay together with my partner and a bunch of other fun stuff, I'm still going to put in an attempt at writing a novel.

Last year I did a mixed genre piece that was predominantly science fiction in nature. This year I'm trying my hand at more of a fantasy piece with sort of a Magic: the Gathering feel to it. Sticking to familiar archetypes and pre-established universes does help speed the writing process along. I doubt it's going to be any good, but it's a fun exercise and I don't mind tossing my hat into the ring just for the hell of it. And who knows, I just might make the target, right?

So for the curious, you can follow my NaNoWriMo attempt this year at the creative section of the Geeky Guide, The Gossamer Tower, same as what I did last year. I kind of don't have a title for it just yet since I'm just starting, but that'll come along soon enough.

Or better yet, why don't you join in the fun, too?

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