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Contemplating a Shared World Project


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As regular readers may know, I have a couple of other blogs sites adjoined to this one.  One is storehouse of some of my half finished stories and such (which may or may not be merged into this site in some way, I have yet to decide).  The other was an attempt to create a blog-based fiction story which I never really felt all that comfortable with.  That probably has something to do with it being a zombie story, and it was devolving into everything I hate about zombie stories.

(Links to both sites are in my title bar under “MY OTHER BLOGS”)

That being said, I was considering the possibility of just trashing the zombie blog (merging it into the story storehouse) and recreating it as a shared world superhero blog, strictly for fun.  The first elements of this blog will probably be the rewrite elements of one of my NaNoWriMo projects, the (obviously) superhero one I have written about here as well.

I’m wondering a few things about this.  First, is there any real interest in such a site?  Secondly, is there any real interest in anyone other than myself contributing to this site?  If there is any interest, I can go over parameters of the “universe” this shared world would follow.

Please let me know if there is any interest, thank you.

National Novel Writing Month – Tips That Have Helped Me

NaNoWriMo 2010

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November is National Novel Writing Month, when participants across the world will be challenging themselves to write like they have never wrote before.  During the month of November, participating writers will attempt to write at least a 50,000 word novel.  One month, 30 days, and 50,000 words… at least.

I have competed in NaNoWriMo the last four years, and planning on competing this year as well.  In each year, I have managed to finish the project, usually just making past the 50,000 word limit, and usually before the November 30th deadline.  Granted, I have had to do a few tricks to make it to the 50,000 word limit.

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Writing/Site Update Saturday/Sunday

Sorry about the late post on the Friday Finds.  It seems that I hit save as draft instead of publish.  WordPress newbie mistake.

You may have noticed I tweaked the blog a little.  I added a home page and a couple of other pages to the site.  I’ll most likely be adding to the website page a bit more in the next few days, so keep an eye on that.

I did not really get much done with the editing, but I did post another entry for the blog story.  I’ve also been working on concepts for this year’s NaNoWriMo.  Most of that has been thinking about kitschy items that will appear in some form or another in the story.  The more I think about it, there more I think I’m going to have fun with it, even if I never do seek publication with it.

Writing Update – Thursday/Friday

Not much writing done today since I have an early shift at work.  Hopefully I will get a bit more in tonight when I get home.

I did add a link to my fiction blog.  At the moment, it only has two links on it, so it is still growing.  I should (luck be willing) be able to post more over the next few days.

Writing Update – Tuesday

Well, best laid plans of mice and men…

I have not started on the rewrite yet, but the ideas for it are still spinning in my head.  Hopefully I can at least get a chapter or two down tomorrow.

I am formulating more ideas for November, to the point that I even have a title (which is unusual since usually I wait on the title until after I start writing… except for 2009’s NaNoWriMo, which is still untitled): Attack of the Spring Break Zombies.  Given that this idea is probably going to pull a lot from pop culture, it is most likely just a fun story for me to write.

Progress on the blog story has actually begun.  I will post RSS feed information on this blog once I get a couple of posts on it (well, at least two posts).

NaNoWriMo 2009 in the books – at least for me

Once again, I participated in the National Novel Writing Month (or NaNoWriMo). The basic goal is to complete a novel of at least 50,000 in the month of November. This was no third year, and also my third victory with the final word count clocking in around 53,000 words. This year looked a bit harrowing because I actually ditched my first idea on the second for a new one. In spite of that stumbling (and honestly speaking, the other idea was a better movie idea than a novel idea… maybe I’ll save it for Script Frenzy), I managed to complete it.

Now if I only knew what to call it.

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