Monday, November 3, 2014

NaNoWriMo 2014 Update - Week 1

Okay, so technically it's only the third day, but such technicalities are for lesser men.  I'm calling it week 1, and if you don't like it, then stiff cheddar.  Go and practice your accuracy elsewhere.

Anyway, I'm pleased to say that I've been doing really well so far.  I was helped by my family taking off and leaving me home alone for a whole day, and so far I've knocked out over 3,000 words of The Lightless Labyrinth.  At least on the word count front, NaNo 2014 has gotten off to a good start.

One area I haven't done so well at is the social side of things.  NaNoWriMo has a thriving on-line community, and a whole load of live events as well.  I've considered going along to one of the write-ins at the local library, or the kick-off picnic, but so far I haven't been able to bring myself to go.  As much as I do enjoy mingling with writerly types, I'm not so good at meeting large groups of people I don;t already know.  It's the introverted, hateful soul I have, that doesn't want to engage with people.  So for this year at least, it's going to be a solitary experience, but that's probably the way I like it.  I've also dabbled with the NaNo forums, but I've never been much of a forum user.  My best days of internet sociability went out with Usenet, I'm afraid.  I'm just going to keep posting here, content that nobody is likely to read or answer.  I'll just be here in my antisocial cocoon, writing about subterranean murders and stuff.

The Lightless Labyrinth - 3,716 words.  Current total: 51,979 words.  (It's down a couple of thousand since last time, but I cut out a lot of stuff during the redrafting process.)


What I'm Reading:
The  Dragon Reborn by Robert Jordan
Tarzan and the Golden Lion by Edgar Rice Burroughs
She by H. Rider Haggard

What I'm Watching
Walking Dead season 5
Doctor Who season 8

What I'm Playing:
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (Game Boy Advance version)