Nov 7, 2007

NaNoWriMo!

What rolls downstairs, alone or in pairs, rolls over your neighbors dog? It fits on your back, it's great for a snack, it's Blog, Blog, Blog!

Hello happy people!

It's Wednesday, and you better know what that means: Bloggin time!

The big topic I want to talk about is my NaNoWriMo, (remember, National Novel Writing Month) where I've already started 3 novels, but one of them I'm going to keep writing.

My first novel was going to
be a fantasy/murder mystery, which I'm still going to write, but I didn't have a good enough grasp of the characters, and I realized I need to do a lot more research before tackling that.

Also, it was boring to write, and so I assumed it would be boring to read. So I scrapped that idea.

My second attempt at a novel is one I will also be writing someday, it's about a kid who is accidentally sent off to space and makes contact with a peaceful alien race. But again, the story needs much more research before I can write it, and the goal is to write as much as possible (50,000 words in a month).

Therefore, I went with what I'm most comfortable with: humor. The story has little plot as yet, as I've only written about half of what I need to for me to be on schedule, (I've written about 4,000 words for this story, I need to be over 8,000) but I'm enjoying writing it, which to me is more than half the point of writing in the first place. The working title is Aydane and Tlee, it's a typical adventure fantasy with a romantic aspect, and a humorous under(and sometimes over-)tone. Like I said, it may not be published, or enjoyed by the reader, but it is being enjoyed by the author, and this exercise of writing a novel in november is mostly a goal for me to see if I can do it, not to see if i can make it good.

That's for December.

I'm also planning on going to a "write in" with nearly 50 of my fellow "NoWri"s tonight, as apparently there's a big competition with the participants here vs those in Salt Lake. NaNoWriMo is actually a pretty big thing, an international thing, and Salt Lake & Utah Valley people find ways to compete and decide who is better in this way too. (Btw, the answer is Utah Valley).

Tracie and I are starting a new exercise and healthy eating regiment, I already FEEL healthier, though it may take me some time to look healthier.

That's about all for now, school is good, I really like my job, (I'm already making about 2 or 3 more per hour than my last job) the people are really friendly and helpful, I believe in what this company does much more than the last one, and they seem to keep their promises to employees and customers, which is important.

Until next week, or, in the odd chance that I feel like writing again before that, adieu.

8 comments:

lynette said...

I bet the novel is going to be fun to read because who doesn't love Austin's humor mixed with romance?
Also, what sort of healthy regiment? Maybe I should try it!

ammon said...

So, when do we get to start seeing the text? Also, did you use a random name generator to get your characters names? Also, can you give us more details? When/where is the story set? Is there an evil robot? A pirate? A ninja? Also, can I say also again?

ASHONTHELAWN said...

i cannot wait to read it!
thank you so much for being a regular on my blog and sharing your enthusiasm and kindness....

Austin said...

shucks

Andrew said...

I'm gonna start writing a novel...

Thanks for informing me of NaNoWriMo, Austin.

ASHONTHELAWN said...

on your next blog i challenge you to write 30 things about yourself

Austin said...

Just 30?

Heather said...

Cool! Wednesday is usually my blogging day too.

Good luck with nanowrimo! sounds cool.

send the script sometime! thanks.