Wednesday 30 October 2013

NaNoWriMo 2013

That's right, folks. I've decided to take the plunge. Come day after tomorrow, I'll be joining more than 150,000 writers around the world. Together, we'll be striving to attain a shared goal: to write a novel in the span of one month.

NaNoWriMo (for those who don't know) is short for National Novel Writing Month. It is a creative writing project, wherein participants are expected to write 50,000 words in the 30 days of November. The project takes place annually, and I have considered taking part ever since I first heard about it a few years ago. So after much deliberation, not to mention a much-needed shove in the right direction from my significant other, I'll be procrastinating no more.

How I'm going to manage to write 50,000 words in-between the 9-5 and GTA V sessions is beyond me. But NaNoWriMo isn't all about winning. It's about getting words on paper. Besides, the only thing worse than failing to win is not trying at all.

Anyone else doing NaNo this year?

Monday 21 October 2013

"Guess Who's Back?"

And, no, it isn't Slim Shady, even though I await the arrival of the Marshall Matters LP 2 with considerable interest. It's been a while, I admit, and I feel quite ashamed that I don't have any progress worth reporting, at least as far as my writing is concerned.

I set some hefty goals at the start of the year, but I feel no closer to achieving any of them. NaNoWriMo is just around the corner, which seems like a perfect opportunity for me to catch up on my word count. But between the 9-5 and freelance projects, I am beyond strapped for spare time.

But enough about me and my writerly woes. A lot has happened since I was gone. A certain blogging buddy of mine got engaged. The Ninja Captain released the third and final book in his space opera series. We've been graced with a summer of blockbuster movies like World War Z, Man of Steel and Pacific Rim, not to mention great music from the likes of Daft Punk. And I'm sure all that is just the tip of the iceberg.

So, guys, what did I miss?