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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
NaNoWriMo 2012: How’d I Do?
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 […]
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 […]