National Novel Writing Month…its here…first update

Catching the Watcher…I’ll post the in process cover art later.

Probably not Young Adult though the story is largely told from the perspective of a young woman, who starts out the story a few days shy of 18, but the majority of the story takes place some years later.

All space, all the time, no fantasy (except the fiction part of the science of course.) Hopefully semi hard, adventure fiction with some interesting characters, situations and background.

Started on the first, did post progress yesterday, and did a lot more today.  But its going to slow down again as the initial rush of ideas fueled by all my prep thinking and doodling founders in the reality of actually having to write all those fun ideas down.   (and for there is an ‘event’ coming that may cause me to crash out…but who knows what the future holds.)

  • Current Day 3
  • Days Remaining 28
  • <Words Written Today 5,351
  • Total Words Written 7,822
  • Average Per Day 2,607
  • Target Word Count 50,000 Target Average Words Per Day 1,667
  • <Words Remaining 42,178
  • At This Rate You Will Finish On November 19, 2012
  • Words Per Day To Finish On Time 1,507

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National Novel Writing Month 2012, Starting November 1, at 00:00:00, a thing to do…

So once again November approaches and new fields of stress and invention await.  The Daughter (beloved I assure you) is getting married this November but still seems to think she may actually try to do this (again) and is (kinda) urging me to as well.  And maybe I should, a novel about  her driving her parents NUTS!!!  But besides that it might be an interesting challenge.  On top of all the other writing assignments I am getting from work and the attempt to get Elgin finally Finished and into Smashwords Premium Distribution.  (Elgin was last year’s NaNoWriMo entry…finished in December but a winner none the less.)

Elgin First Draft is Done and Posted


The wait is over, at least for the unedited version.  So when the 24th of Nov hit it was 58K words.  It is now 122K and you may not believe this but it’s the shortest book and by far the shortest draft I’ve ever managed.  I think it works, I hope you like Elgin and his world.  It’s probably not everyone’s cup of tea, it rises through a series of peaks to a crescendo then slips into the end.  

Download, enjoy, especially if you’ve downloaded, read and enjoyed the first parts.

And remember that the finished Moon Dreams and Under Siege are available.

NaNoWriMo Day 25…Winning is easy how to handle to fame is hard

Oh the fame, the fame, I will have to be beating the hordes away from the door….won’t I ?
Oh well…might as well as keep cranking, would like to get most of Elgin first draft done in Nov before moving back to editing the back log for submission to the world through Smashwords.
Words Written Today  3,378
Total Words Written  62,116  As of Day 25
Average Per Day  2,484

Target Word Count  50,000   Target Average Words Per Day  1,667

NaNoWriMo Update Day 23

Just rubbing it in, will be updating to Smashwords in a few minutes.
Target Word Count 50,000  Target Average Words Per Day  1,667
Words Written Today 3,869
Total Words Written 58,145  Current Day  23
Your Average Per Day 2,528
Words Remaining 0  Days Remaining 8
Finished  On  November 20, 2011
Words Per Day To Finish On Time, Zilch

NaNoWriMo Day 21, gravy rolling in.

Will post latest installment of Elgin to Smashwords tomorrow…
Target Word Count 50,000  Target Average Words Per Day 1,667
Words Written Today 3,271
Total Words Written 54,276  Current Day 21
Your Average Per Day 2,584
Words Remaining 0  Days Remaining 10
Finished on November 20, 2011
Words Per Day To Finish On Time Zilch

NaNoWriMo Day 20 Status….

Woo Hoo! But still only halfway there…most likely.

Status, kinda from NaNoWriMo……..
Target Word Count 50,000 Target Average Words Per Day 1,667
Words Written Today 2,096
Total Words Written 51,005 Current Day 20
Your Average Per Day 2,550
Words Remaining 0  Days Remaining 11
At This Rate You Finished TODAY!!!
Words Per Day To Finish On Time  ZILCH!!!