I know that it's only day four, but I feel overwhelmed. I need someone to challenge me and keep me accountable. It would be soooooo easy to make excuses since I'm in school and stuff, but I want to finish! I want to win! I just need some help in the form of a cyber-bot-dragon controlled by a mad wizard from the distant post-apocalyptic future who will incinerate my town if fingers stop typing out this nonsense that I intend to call a novel December 1st.
Oh, and my story is totally sci-fi. There are no dragons or wizards in my story -I just think that they would be great motivators. Pirates would also be great motivators, but I'm not sure that I speak pirate?
Came back on literally minutes ago! It's in Connecticut, where a freak storm wiped out pretty much everything for the second time in the past couple months, and our supplier, Connecticut Light and Power was totally inefficient. Then our Internet provider, Comcast, was even worse. But we got off lucky, as towns around us had from 50-90% powerless.
So yeah, I'm okay in terms of Internet, but really need to catch up in my word count (more due to laziness than blackout)
Your novel sounds 很有意思 (very interesting)！I can't wait to hear how it progresses. Feel free to "dump" anytime you want too. I totally understand the naming crisis. Throughout the year I collect names on scraps of paper to use in short stories and for nano, but if none of them fit the character than I'm sunk. Sometimes I go to the random name generator and keep hitting the refresh button until something interesting.
I'm glad to hear that you're writing sci-fi as I'm a huge geek and it's my favorite genre in books, movies, and television. I'm also writing futuristic sci-fi. The story was getting kinda boring so I threw in A.I. to shake things up. The trouble is I have no idea how to end my story. My MC has just left the solar system for an Earth-like planet that will take eight years to reach at faster than light speed. The goal is to terraform the planet for the massive human population to expand out of the solar system. I already know that they're going to find ruins on the planet which would be humanities first contact, but I don't know if I actually want to bring aliens into this or if I'm going to Battle Star Galactic the ending or some other possible ending that is actually interesting?
I'm going to go write a HAL scene with a comic twist. Good luck to us both with word count and catching up.
ARRG! Ye be searchin' for a partner for this year's nanowrimo? Well, I be a swash buckler who's interested in aiding ye in you're little book writing quest. I be taking part in this challenge too and would love another lass to help me balance my writing habbits (Sorry, my inner pirate got a little excited there. I'd love to help keep you on track, but I might need a little help from you too. I'm a lazy butt but I yell at myself all the time and usually end up getting things done.)
Yay, I'm stoked to help motivate you as much as possible. What classes are you taking right now? / What's your class schedule like? I'm taking language classes and I have a fun yoga class. I have classes M-F 8am to noon and after noon classes M-W. So I totally still have time for nano. At least that's what I'm telling myself. Okay, off to write write write.
I need a writing buddy too and I feel the same way about this endeavor, but my friends at school always have me proof read their stuff and apparently I'm super harsh to the point that I'm officially a jerk. I'm not even a good writer! I can just pick out problems in other people's writing really easily. But I mean, I've made my "friend-boys" cry with my criticism. But if you'll have me, I'd be glad to collaborate with you.