Chad Perrin: SOB

31 October 2008

NaNoWriMo 2008

Filed under: Geek,Writing — Tags: — apotheon @ 05:29

Well . . . tonight marks the beginning of another National Novel Writing Month for me. My first was in 2003, and I’ve done this every year since then. That makes 2008 my sixth NaNoWriMo. Does that make me an old-timer, yet?

This year will involve some abnormal pressures. I have a higher upcoming workload than I have for the last two years, plus I’m making a trip to California for the last nine days of the month, all of which will really eat into my fiction-writing time — or I’ll have to sacrifice something else above and beyond what I usually give up in the month of November. Options include things like (even more) sleep, RPG sessions, and talking to anyone I know who isn’t involved in NaNoWriMo themselves. Unfortunately, because of the extra work projects I have piling up, I can’t really sacrifice talking to everyone I know — some of them are people for whom I’m working on those projects. I’m also going to try a really challenging plot for this year’s NaNoWriMo, which might make it difficult for me to keep up the word count.

Wish me luck.


  1. Good luck! I’m on NaNo 1, and < 2,000 words in so far. Will have a trip home and likely several rounds of academic tests before the month is out. Found you through gogle blog search. Do you have a plot?

    My plot is centered on a race of gary-stu aliens taking over Earth’s aquarium fishtank-cleaning business…

    Comment by mrow — 1 November 2008 @ 12:36

  2. Do you have a plot?

    In general, yes. I still need to work out a lot of the details, unfortunately. For a story as challenging to tell as this one, I really should have started outlining in May — not in the last two weeks of October.

    My plot is centered on a race of gary-stu aliens taking over Earth’s aquarium fishtank-cleaning business…

    That sounds like it might lend itself to high average word counts per day, at least.

    Comment by apotheon — 1 November 2008 @ 01:53

  3. Good luck, Chad! Your sixth NaNoWriMo? You’re not an old timer. This just means that you’re a Silver NaNoWriMO(er). =)

    Comment by Allison — 2 November 2008 @ 03:33

  4. That works for me.

    Thanks for the well-wishing.

    Comment by apotheon — 2 November 2008 @ 04:22

  5. Good luck, Chad! Hope you’ll post the result.

    Comment by Sterling Camden — 3 November 2008 @ 01:41

  6. If I actually get it up to snuff for sharing with the world, I’m sure it’ll be available.

    Comment by apotheon — 3 November 2008 @ 02:53

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