jackofallgeeks: (NaNoWriMo)
I just registered on the official NaNoWriMo site.
If anyone out there is so inclined, you can add me as JackOfAllGeeks (of course).
I'm psyched.

NaNoWriMo

Oct. 11th, 2006 11:36 am
jackofallgeeks: (Write)
So I've wanted to write this story of mine for years. In truth, I have no fewer than two stories I want to write; the one kind of spun off from the other and they've since evolved, each unstarted let alone unfinished, into rather different entities. and never mind the host of characters and settings I've brought forth in my Snippets.

(And, in fact, the story I'm currently toying with is looking like it's going to branch into a trilogy.)

My problem is two-fold. The first is the simplest to fix: I can't get started. I can't figure out how to begin the story, or where to begin it. This is in part because of the bigger problem: I don't know how to get it where I want it to go. I don't know how to get the characters I have to be in the place where I need them to be.

Anyways. I bring all this up because ready or not, I'm writing the story next month for NaNoWriMo. I was actually just going to do it unofficially, but when Leslie suggested I sign up, I figured why not?

It was my plan to say something like, "you guys should all do this, too," mostly 'cause I'm looking for a writing group type thing. But as very few of you are local enough to meet me at Starbucks, I'm not entirely sure how effective that could be. Still, I will say that it'd be nice if some (or all) of you played along with me, either officially in NaNoWriMo or not. I know at least one of my friends completed the 50,000 words in 30 days a few years ago (though she never did let me see the piece she ended up with); so I know it can be done.

I think I'm just rambling now. I'm really excited to write, but I'm also really scared of it not going anywhere. A part of me wants to just take some of the other characters I've created for my Snippets and write a completely fresh, un-thought story for them; but a bigger part of me *really* wants to write this story, too. Not even 'too'; there's really no other story I *want* to write.

But anyways. Yes. I need chocolate.
jackofallgeeks: (Nevermore)
I keep wanting to post something, but every time I get around to it, I either find I have nothing to say, or I have no motivation to say it.

Tonight is kind of a combination of both.

So, right. Life has been moving along since the last time I posted anything of substance. When was that? It looks like October 2nd, which I guess isn't that long ago, but it feels like an eternity.

I got Miriam fixed. I love Miriam. )
I had a bet with one of my friends, who said I would most assuredly name my bike. She knew me well, and I knew even then that I'd lose the bet. If we were still speaking, I'd owe her a batch of cookies...

I found a place to play Magic out here; I'm glad I did. )

About half-way through the summer, I started a World of Darkness project. )It was going to be great. )But it's dying now, if not dead. )
I hate feeling like all my best ideas are being wasted.

Which brings me to NanoWrimo. I don't know what I'm doing. )

Tangentially, there's a lot of grumbling going on around CoH these days, with murmurs of a Great Exodus when City of Villains comes out -- and not to CoV, either, but away from Paragon entirely. people say there's a Great Change coming with the expansion, which will be the cause of wailing and gnashing of teeth. And it makes me sad, because... Well, I don't know anyone who plays CoH. My brothers used to, but when they did we were all on different servers (none of them have ever played with Bethan), and we've never really been able to play together much, even irregularly. No one I know plays the game, and I haven't been able to make friends there the way that Josh did, and... I love the game, but every night I get on to just wander around for half an hour before getting off because there's no one to play with (and the game isn't nearly as fun playing solo, I think)... Well, it makes me sad, is all.

And I joined an online dating site specifically for Catholics, which is full of nice, pretty girls I'd actually date (unlike OKCupid), but I've had to reject two girls already (which is really hard for me; there's history to that), and I've met a girl who I think I kinda like (her name's Tessa and we've been talking for about a week now) but who I'm afraid doesn't think much of me (mostly, I think this just because I can be really negative sometimes, especially when Good Things could happen, as a self-defense against disappointment), and on top of that I'm juggling things with my friend Meghan, who likes me (and I kinda like her) but I don't feel comfortable with anything more than friends, and it all seems so very delicate.

The end.

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