Sunday, November 15, 2009

National Novel Writing Month: Day 15

Well, we're halfway through with National Novel Writing Month, & I'm behind in my word count, but doing better than last year. My novel is called (for the moment) The Dwindling Prophecy, and it's a satire/parody of various fantasy and science fiction classics like Lord of the Rings & Dune. It's fun to write so far, but 50,000 words sure is a lot, even with help from all the name generators, title generators, poetry generators and the like.

In the meantime, I've been trolling the NaNoWriMo site, & they have a lot of resources. Want to see a list of NaNoWriMo authors that have been published, including Sara Gruen? Feeling stalled and need a pep talk? Here's the pep talks from this year, including Peter Carey, Jasper Fforde, and Lynda Barry, & the archive of pep talks from past years, including Sue Grafton, Neil Gaiman, Janet Fitch & Meg Cabot. Forums include discussions on tips & strategies, life during NaNo, plus a list of resources & writing support, and check out the special offers, including a free proof copy of your book!

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