My changed view on NaNoWriMo

I’ve done NaNo since 2003 and tried Camp NaNoWriMo this past July. The first four times I ‘won’ the 50 K challenge, but didn’t achieve it ever since, and didn’t achieve the goal for Camp either. I didn’t even get halfway there. My Changed View What I’ve come to realize is that I’m now putting too…Continue Reading “My changed view on NaNoWriMo”

Preparing for NaNoWriMo

 (I began this post before this event; I’ll state what I didn’t do.) … or Camp NaNoWriMo, which I’m doing right now… which is why I haven’t updated this site in a week. Here are some tips to achieve your word goal in the month (50, 000 for NaNo, variable for Camp – I’m writing…Continue Reading “Preparing for NaNoWriMo”

Camp NaNoWriMo 2016 – How Did I Do?

Not as good as I’d like, but still good. Let me explain: My final word tally was 9015 words out of a goal of 20, 000. That’s   the part not so good. I didn’t have my story outline done, so I lost valuable time ‘pantsing‘. Regular readers of this blog know I’m not effective…Continue Reading “Camp NaNoWriMo 2016 – How Did I Do?”

Pantsers vs. Plotters

With me starting at Camp NaNoWriMo on July 1st I thought that I should explain the difference between these two story methods, and what I do or don’t. “Pantsers” This is an expression, short for “writing by the seat of your pants”. A writer goes into a project with nothing planned and just writes what…Continue Reading “Pantsers vs. Plotters”

Space Opera — What is It?

This is a genre that’s existed for decades, but it’s often misunderstood. It was considered as Science Fiction in the 1950s, the Golden Age of Science Fiction, but it’s really a form of Science Fantasy. There are many worlds of aliens, in fact hundreds, which gave it the veneer of science fiction. How it no…Continue Reading “Space Opera — What is It?”

NaNoWriMo 2013: How Did I Do?

As you can see above, it wasn’t a victory. Well, not for the competition, anyway. It’s still quite an accomplishment from zero words. I have a good outline. My characters are well-defined. I wrote daily but not with enough BIC (Butt in Chair) to make my daily word quota. Thus, I’m not far enough in…Continue Reading “NaNoWriMo 2013: How Did I Do?”

NaNoWriMo 2013: My First Post

I haven’t updated here for some time for several reasons. First was the Indiegogo campaign that I mentioned here. I asked many people that I know to get it funded. A few did, many didn’t. Some of those who didn’t seem a bit miffed. I’m hoping that some if not most of them will talk…Continue Reading “NaNoWriMo 2013: My First Post”

So what are my projects now?

It’s nearly a week since NaNoWriMo finished, but I’ve had my rest from it; now I have other things to work on… Now I have the stats to write for 3 versions of Hunters’ Inc. Fortunately I already have the text written. Now comes 3 different ruleset write-ups for the characters. Related articles Lessons from NaNoWriMo…Continue Reading “So what are my projects now?”

First off: my apologies. Save for my progress bar for my novel, I didn’t really update this blog all November. I was hard at work on my novel, but not hard enough. I never made my daily word quota, my most productive day 1400 words. My final word count:  23923. Almost — but not quite…Continue Reading “NaNoWriMo 2012: How’d I Do?”

Another Worthy Kickstarter and Updates

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/scottroche/the-way-of-the-gun-a-bushido-western-anthology This one has 4 days to go and still needs to raise a lot of funds to succeed.  If you haven’t yet, please support it – and if you already have increase your pledge. A big reason why I didn’t update this blog in nearly a week was due to my preparations for NaNoWriMo…Continue Reading “Another Worthy Kickstarter and Updates”