Friday, October 14, 2005

Last year, I attempted to write a novel in a month as part of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). I didn't do very well. There are 2,123 of the required 50,000 words in my last file, but it seems to be missing a big chunk of something that I wrote shortly before giving up.

Well, the bug has bitten me and I'm getting excited about trying again. A title hit me like a bolt from the blue yesterday. Unchained. I don't know what it means yet. I don't have a plot, or characters, or even a general idea of what I want to say, but I have a title.

A large group (16ish) of Cleveland NaNo writers got together for a meeting yesterday evening. It was very cool to see old friends (and NaNo inspiration) Wesley and Kris and to meet a bunch of other crazy word-writing people.

During the meeting, I decided to write a short story, to kind of get the juices flowing. It's very short, I'm about to link to the second draft, so it's pretty rough, but I'm actually proud of it. If you'd like to read Olivia's Pet Project, it's here.

Comment by KJToo

One of us! One of us!

Comment by KJToo

Two things:

1. I kinda like the original ending better, as there's no room for you to ruin everything with a crappy sequel.

2. At the top of page 3, second line, the word "travel" is missing a letter. OMG, teh spellur!

Comment by blob

Two replies:

2. Grah! A spelling error! How could this happen to me, of all people? Oh well. It's fix0r3d.

1. I was thinking 'special alternate ending' on the DVD, rather than sequel. So far, that's 2 votes for and 1 vote against the new ending.

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