Writing Update – September 17, 2011
Apparently, I really hate the whole editing and rewriting process. I have not done anything by way of work on the one previous NaNoWriMo project I was looking to work on.
The blog has also fallen by the wayside, too. Even trying to take a different take on zombies, I’m getting a little zombied out.
Speaking of NaNoWriMo, we are less than two months away from November 1st and the start of this year’s National Novel Writing Month. Surprisingly, I am still gathering ideas for this year’s project. The latest idea I had was that our main character was a target rather than a random happenstance victim of circumstance. Of course, the next thing I need to figure out is why someone would target a pop culture geek who happens to be a LARPer as well. Given the whole nature of this one idea, I doubt that I will attempt to get it published. Maybe I’ll post parts of it as a blog after November. I also had a minor setback with the idea. The concept for the decoder ring was that it was in a box of old cereal called Crispie-O’s. It turns out that there is a Crispy-O’s that’s still being made. I have no problem using a real cereal. But, the idea I had was that this particular cereal was at least fifteen years old and no longer made. I may have to find a new cereal name. Anyone know if Quisps are still being made? Nevermind, I just looked it up, it is. I think I may use Freakies, which was discontinued in the 1970s or the 1980s (a comeback was attempted).
This will be my fifth National Novel Writing Month. The four previous years, I did manage to make the 50,000 word count, though there was a lot of futzing to get there. It probably would help if the auto-numbered chapters in Movie Magic Screenwriter would actually transpose the full chapter number (previous years, each chapter came up as “Chapter” instead of “Chapter Twenty-Three” once I copied it to the verifier).
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