Nanowrimo is kicking my butt!


Ok, so like tweeting. Putting 2000 words down on paper is actual work. I’m glad I have a day job. It is hard work writing a novel, hard work doing what I do for a living. Doing both is a bit of an extreme sport. I’ve got to write a paper – work – while writing a horror story – not work. I’m up a creek.

However, as of today I’m pushing 10,000 words. Not a bad total, but only 1/5th of the way to the nanowrimo “win” and only 1/10 of the way to a book. (assuming these un-edited pages were any good at all, they aren’t.)

So, if I keep this up, in 50 days I’ll have a novel. I’ll 7/5 this because I believe in weekends, after November, so just over 2 months … then some editing, lets call it a rough draft in December and an edited first draft that I could send to an editor, at the end of January of February.

Hopefully, by then, I have a word from Baen on “The Broken Man.” I’m a bit tired of how long the line is in their slush pool. I’m 30 novels back, which would take me – professionally reading – about 30 days. Of course, who gets to read professionally… oh yeah, editors on slush piles. hmmm. Ok, so enough of my snarking. I’m going to get back to work.

I’m sorry I’m not sciencing today. I’m definitely scheduled to “science” for a Pie Party this November. Given that my wife has promised a pumpkin pie, well, of course I’m coming. Save me some cool whip! Oh, and a slice of apple too.

Real science thought for the day. We keep assuming that the next generation tech is better than the current one. Why? Where are we wrong?

Always good for a fight.

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