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NaNoWriMo 2014

It has been a while since I’ve last stepped my foot into the blog, but as usual, this is coming to my busy season for writing. This is good because I’ve been stuck once again in the season of non-writing for most of the year, so it is about time to get back to producing some things.

Quick update about the world around me:

  • The company I work for was recently purchased by another company. Largely, nothing has changed at the moment. Other than the potential need to rebrand any number of 15,000 pages of documentation. Incidentally, we’re hiring (down in the Gainesville, Florida area).
  • I moved from Milford. The move itself was fairly easy and went a fair amount smoother than any of my previous moves. The kids are acclimating to life in our new town, including the new schools, new friends and new features (like an actual yard and a pool). I do not miss life in an apartment at all.
  • I have a partner in my life. She is wonderful, awesome and a nerd, a geek, and a teacher. She’s been exposing me to all kinds of new things (like the ocean), supporting me in my endeavors and even humoring me in other things.
  • I have cut out almost all television from my regular day. This was necessary due to a number of factors, not the least of which is that I felt I watched too much of it. I have added reading in every day (both to my kids and for myself), which was sorely lacking. Reading is so much better than television. Why did I watch so much? Of note, my youngest son is turning out to be quite a reader himself.

There are plenty of other details of course, but those are the broad strokes.

I haven’t had much time to think about NaNoWriMo yet, but I found myself obsessing about it last night while I drove around. I am tossing around a few ideas today to see which ones germinate, reproduce and otherwise expand.

  • Personal narrative – I did one of these a couple of years ago and it ended up changing into a completely different thing. I’d like to go back and have something much closer to reality (without the time-traveling mystery aspect).
  • Fantasy – I’ve been tossing around a few ideas in this realm, which is not uncommon. I’ll stay away from James and Agatha (last year’s story), and work on something a little more strange in terms of the fantasy aspect.
  • Realistic fiction – Not something I’ve really delved in before, but could make the cut this year. I have a basic plot and a couple of characters speaking to me that might work out for a longer story.

So in any case, prepare for activity to spike around here – particularly once November is officially kicked off.

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2 comments on “NaNoWriMo 2014

  1. Kathy Palm
    October 12, 2014

    NaNoWriMo… You can do it! Yea!

    • starstealer363
      October 12, 2014

      Thanks Kathy! At this point I have little doubt I can “do it.” It is more about figuring out how to transition from doing it for one month to writing regularly throughout the rest of the year. Still – until I do – I am happy to produce a new story each year.

      Jacoby really should get finished up soon… I have left it in a 95% state for so long…

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