Archive for novel

Nanowrimo and how it’s working so far

Posted in nanowrimo, Uncategorized, writing with tags , , , , , on November 9, 2007 by bosquechica

I’m writing on a word document, researching on-line, pasting the bits and pieces into Nanowrimo, and trying not to worry about the process too much. Here and there my instinct is to identify a section as the beginning of a chapter, and I’m assuming things will change.

My characters do seem to have their own thoughts and pasts. My job seems to be to provide enough information for them to tell their own stories. Like the fascination with storms that goes back to their (Zola and Billy) adolescence, and how some people need to run away and others need to stay. 

I have a certain amount of fear of my own ignorance, also of creating a fictional town in a real geographical location. So I’m blending what I know with what I don’t, to try and get a composite.

I haven’t figured out how or if non-participants can get in to view, but when I update the story this weekend, I’ll take another crack at that.

Excitement!

Posted in writing with tags , , , on November 3, 2007 by bosquechica

I’m just getting started on NaNoWriMo; will write a novel in 30 days. Pulled up this piece I’ve been meaning to work on for ages. I’ll be posting the process on the NaNoWriMo site, if I can get it to work. I’ve been kicking at it for about 30 minutes now; I think the traffic is too heavy.

Update: their interface is clunky, but it still beats sitting around whining about how I “should” be writing more.

Off to write fiction.