Saturday, November 21, 2009

10 days left.

well finely it has come i have waited for this for so long and finely it is reading week!!!!! no more classes not dead lines just a break, and finely time to find some quiet to sit down and write my novel. I may still be only just over 10,000 words, but with a little bit of gumption and a whole lot of luck it will happen and what a happy day that will be. I have to write at least 4,000 words a day to meet my goal. it is a little scary but i know i can do it. (and even work on getting caught up in my classes) today and tomorrow are going to be intense days. i figure with all the school work i have had to do recently i am going to step very cautiously away from the school books. (at any minuet i fully expect Martin's book and Plantinga's book to turning into those one books from harry potter and go at each other. ) and delve deeply into the world of my novel. I have resently added an new charactor, his name is Gil and he is a brownie who is some much fun to write dioluge for because he says things like "Me don attack anyhim.." and uses words like Poof'i'da, and de'oly'un" he willd efinetlly add some fund times and color to the mix.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Bloody Mary, Athieism, Alchemy, nano...

Bloody Mary the arch Villon of the English Reformation.

Atheism the belief that there is no God

Alchemy the supposed ability to change one thing into another by the use of transmutation circles

Nano the abbreviation of NaNoWriMo which is translated as National Novel Writing Month in which hundreds of people submit themselves to the crazy notion that they can indeed write a 50,000 word novel in only thirty days.

what do all these things have in common? I am so glad you asked. this is a good discription of what the next 13 days hold for me. first i must finiish my paper on Queen Mary Tutor, second I must work out the details and write my Second term paper which is for my systematic Aplogetics course which is focused on the arguments atheists have against Christianity. Third I must write an analysis of the story i wrote for my Morality after modernity class which was about alchemy. fourth there is be my attempt to finish my own 50,000 word novel before November 30th.

not to mention catching up on my reading for the end of term. sleep how i will miss you.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Nano 3

I am still Behind, but 9,000 words is nothing to be ashamed of. I mean I have two term papers due and one due right after thanksgiving break. so hopefully today I will find some time to work again. it would be really nice to actually get 41,000 more words. and I am not sure that it is impossible yet. (we will just have to see what happens on the twenty third since i plan to have my own write-a-thon. just because i am not in California doesn't mean i can't have fun too.)

as for my story, well i suddenly have two more villains. a fallen star, and a red knight. So yeah.

In other news i had a great time at the writer's conference. I talked to several people and got some good ideas of what to do next.

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Nano Post two

well so far...I am behind, but hey that is all good because i actually am writing mostly concistently. it is not helpful that i am still in class and have papers to write and research, and oh yeah a mid term next week.

It's all good though. exciting news is that i am going to a writters conference this weekend and hope to have a grand time. I enjoyed my self last year and have been looking forward to this year for some time.

also I actually just finished a short story for one of my classes. now it just needs a little twicking and then i will be turning it in.

so far I have a midevil styl fanticy, a Dragon named El, a girl called Cassandra, and a boy called Jarus (if anyone has any good masqulan names for a human in a fanticy pleas let me know i am not really found of this name)

I also have a quest and a villen, who is called the king of shadows. were this will all end who knows. right now i just got to keep Cassandra from Killing Jarus till they get to the white wizard (not gandolf!!!)
4460 words.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Nano Post 1

(yeah the one is my attempt to think i will be posting more then once this month pretty cool huh?)

Nano is here, and I have no idea what my word count is. it is a fun story really. I had a surplus from my student loans so I decided that i would buy a new computer, not a bad idea right? well when i did that i also bought the student window's 7 (pretty nice by the way...totally better then vista but then any thing was better then vista) sadly i lost Microsoft word which had locked up on me before i made the switch over. so i have written all of my book so far in word pad, which is not bad but there is no word count!!!!!

any way so far everything is okay... i am pretty sure that I have less then 1,000 words to my name but hey, at least i have found time to write this year.

I thought this was an intersting pice of advice from the site:
"and please remember: If you write a paragraph or chapter you don't like, just put it in italics (or change the font color to white). Do not delete! After you write your way across the 50,000-word finish line, you can double back and clip out all the parts of your book that make you cringe (I think you'll surprise yourself with what you decide to keep). For now, just keep moving forward! There's an old folk saying that goes: Whenever you delete a sentence in your NaNoWriMo novel, a NaNoWriMo angel loses its wings and plummets, screaming, to the ground. "