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So! It's the last day of November, which means Anti-Nano ends tonight *sob* But Winter-Write-a-Thon is here to pick up the slack! Like Anti-Nano, WWAT is now housed over at [livejournal.com profile] squidathon, and everyone is welcome to join in. We check in on Mondays and Fridays and post writing snippets on Wednesdays. If you're working on something and would like some company over the cold, dark, lonely winter weeks, come and say hello!

My goal for Anti-Nano was to work on Undertow and Halflife. I was half-successful, in that I worked on Undertow. I'd like to have the first draft done by the end of December now, which is perfectly do-able if it works out at the same length as DEMONIZED (about 40k). I have a feeling it might be longer, but I'm planning to try out this technique to see if I can increase my wordage output. I'm not usually a planner when it comes to writing, but I toyed with this a little last week, and although I was a long way off 10k, I was definitely more productive with notes to work from. So we'll see.

I'm also planning to write an Ethan Christmas Special. It'll be one of the Ethan Banning Files - a short, self-published story, but festive! So there's a slim chance something nice might happen to Ethan. Look, it might, that's all. Hopefully I can get to work on that over the weekend (I have a novel to finish editing for Damnation Books, and a house party to avoid going to).

on 2011-11-30 05:34 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] blythe025.livejournal.com
As I didn't finish Nano, but still want to get the first draft written of my Untitled Werewolf Novel, I could definitely use some motivation in December. :)

on 2011-11-30 07:27 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] naomi-jay.livejournal.com
Cool! Bring your Untitled Werewolf Novel our way :)

on 2011-11-30 07:52 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] acidamoeba.livejournal.com
Something nice?
Happening to Ethan?

Did the world implode while I wasn't watching?

on 2011-11-30 07:58 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] naomi-jay.livejournal.com
I can't guarantee anything. But he may not have an entirely miserable time, is all I'm saying.

on 2011-11-30 08:09 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] intothenyght.livejournal.com
I'm not a planner either, but jotting down notes seems like a good idea. Besides, if the story ends up taking you elsewhere, you can always reorganize the notes accordingly! I recently read that article and it has many good points. Although, I won't fool myself about writing 10K in a day anytime soon at this point in my life, having a better wordcount when I sit to write would definitely be nice!

As for Ethan's short, I'm looking forward to it! :D I would love to see what this "nice" thing is all about!

on 2011-11-30 08:46 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] naomi-jay.livejournal.com
Heck, even Ethan deserves a break at Christmas!

on 2011-11-30 11:38 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] intothenyght.livejournal.com
LOL, very true!

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