Wednesday, September 28, 2011

October coming up

October coming and September ending. I got a 20/25 on a test that the previous three was quite low. Argh at the kind of study I did there: it's the must not do before the test type of studying... I must better improve my study habits somehow but what worked wasn't studying every single day. NaNoWriMo will be a true challenge to not involve everything of my Journalistic Writing class. Then there is also blogging. Yes, blogging is another kind of class I'm taking too. Well no matter what I will strive to do what is right. So long and I promise I will post again soon!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

NaNoWiMo Overview 2011

Stealing a post idea from by making a list, to the best of my memory, of all my NaNo attempts and start doing yearly archive post of what progresses I have done.

NaNoWriMo 2008:

This one is my first year ever. There was not much planning involved. I did hit 50k with the help of writing 25k words on the very last day. When it came to the last second I failed to register the 50k words on time. Better to write everyday, not just on the last week. I have created a look-alike book which so far is still in first draft. Barely editable or readable.

NaNoWriMo 2009:

This one was about a fox pup that grew up in a marsh with the help of friends. This one was 50.1k words long. In the revision it was cut down to 25k words long. Better planning and timing this time around. There were some really great details I had in there.

NaNoWriMo 2010:

Had a very busy schedule and this novel had 137 words exact written. A toss-away. Nevertheless I did do SOME participating here.

NaNoWriMo 2011:

What most of my blog posts from now til December will be about. Vote here if you want more solid updates than what I had been doing in my previous years: no updates. Yes I am a lame writer but working on improving my skills in very artistic manners.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Pre-NaNo post 1

NaNoWriMo is the most popular time of the year for writers around the world. It give the chance and insanity to write a novel in a month- or fun with the writers like I do. Pre-planning is essential in order to even put down one word... to have an idea and a general direction of what to write. These blogs can give great inspiration: Rachelle Gardener, Frankie, and WillowRaven. There are more too which some are listed on the side/or I follow.

General idea for this year's NaNo novel: The main character will be a sea creature that, despite its size, has great powers and potential. However it is on its own to figure out what it wants to do.

Good thing about this novel is I can literally draw out this character... okay a novel is writing not made up of a bunch of drawings so maybe images will be a good start.

Sunday, September 11, 2011


This is the day to remember all the innocent killed and the families who knew someone on the tower. I think a silence of moment to remember them all works since there really isn't any words to say about the brutality of it.