NaNoWriMo ’08

Much like Damien at Moe Check!, I’ll be participating in this year’s NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month, as my first try (after considering it a few years ago).

Looking at my logs of “where people come from to arrive here”, a majority of the people who happen to visit The Pink Sylphide are coming from search engines (thus no impact there by less posting) or from some random category over at the AnimeBlogger.net Antenna (I’m still trying to get The Pink Sylphide delisted from there).

During the month of November, my anime-watching time will be replaced with novel writing time. Maybe I’ll find time to continue watching Aria the Animation. (Nearing the 200 hour overall playtime point in Final Fantasy Tactics Advance 2: Grimoire of the Rift shows where a lot of my anime-watching time has been since the game’s release mid-this year. Now if only I could get that Red Chocobo random battle to come up. I’ve been going back and forth on the map for over a year and a half, game-time!)

I do have other posts pre-written and ready to post during November, although I haven’t finished the last of them. (Somehow I never finish up the last touches on the final episode commentaries, as I’m already moving to a new series, or I fail to finish posting a series fully…) With luck, I’ll have enough content to post upwards of two items a week throughout most of the rest of the year.

Considering November is the month to write a novel, December for me will be a month to rewrite a novel. November will be the first draft, and December will be the second draft. October is the month of preparation, as I flesh out the cast of characters and plan out the storyline.

5 Responses to “NaNoWriMo ’08”

  1. DKellis Says:

    Most definitely looking forward to your story. I’ve been trying to get more anime bloggers to participate, considering how much we already write, and when I’m feeling particularly cynical, our word-to-content ratio.

    I’m fascinated by the concept of the magical girl in general, so I’ll be following your take on it closely.

  2. Chris Says:

    Hopefully I’ll be able to write something worth reading! (Actually, I guess that’s the case on The Pink Sylphide as well, even though often what I write really benefits my own personal reference).

    Most of my fiction writing has been kept on my PC/laptop only, so this’ll be my first time of posting my writing online (on the Dream Clover site, probably posted daily), and it’ll be rough draft content at that, so it’ll definitely be something of an experience for me.

    If you post anything of your story, I’ll certainly check into yours as well (unless the language and other content go too far over my child-friendly personal content filter =P )

  3. DKellis Says:

    I might post some stuff on my Livejournal. I’m definitely planning to post at least the first few chapters, until I get tired of it.

    I won’t put anything blatantly non-worksafe in my story (and my stories in general), since it’s the sort of thing I never saw the point of personally. (It’s just an odd lack of interest, based on my own preferences.) No worries about language either.

    I do feel a bit apprehensive about letting others read my raw unedited work, largely because as my blog shows, I tend to ramble. I am great at padding, but not so much on coherency.

  4. lolikitsune Says:

    Good luck.

    I considered doing it this year, but then I figured I knew I would fail at completion and I’m forcing myself to write a lot anyway, so there wasn’t much point for me to participate. I look forward to your story, though :)

  5. Chris Says:

    Thanks, lolikitsune! Maybe you’ll find time for it next year? I have the luck of two+ hours of commute time five days a week, so meeting word goals suddenly fails to be a problem (I hope!) The real trial will be in December, when it comes to cleaning up the story!