Monday, October 31, 2005


Welcome to my novel. I'm participating in National Novel Writing Month, and I have decided to write the novel in blog form instead of off-line. I'm doing this for a couple of reasons:

1. Although I am planning on giving my best effort, I am also taking NaNoWriMo's mantra to heart: "quantity not quality." I have to write 50,000 words in 30 days, which is somewhat difficult. Blogging, to me, has more immediacy than typing this on a word processor or (God forbid) writing it longhand. I have been working on a historical novel for 3 years, and it's a long process, because a lot of research is involved. This novel will be different, because I need to produce, and quickly. Blogging offers me the best "kick-in-the-ass" way to get it done.

2. I'm interested in feedback. I'm not egotistical enough to think that a lot of people will read this, but those who do, I hope you comment on how it's going. I have a vague idea where I'm going with this, but another rule of this exercise is that you can't write anything before November 1, and I haven't done any pre-planning. This won't be a novel-by-committee, but if you notice things I'm doing that you don't think are working, or if I'm contradicting myself, let me know. I certainly want to hear about how it's going, even though I'm writing it and won't just write to suit the tastes of the masses. I'm an artiste, damn it!

The adventure starts tomorrow. Come with me as we meet Isosceles Shaw and follow him on his journey through his city. I don't know where he's going, but I hope it will be interesting along the way.


Blogger Cory!! said...

I'll be reading once I get my OWN NaNoNovel done...I have a feeling that I'll be reading a LOT of NaNo novels this year.

Good luck!

11:24 PM  

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