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I finished NaNoWriMo 2008!

Good news! I finished NaNoWriMo 2008 with a total of 50,216 words (see my home page for the announcement).  That means I can get back to working on my podcast!

My first job is to back up some files and then I'm going to get started on it. I hope to have at least one podcast out next week.

Thanks to everyone for their patience.


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I'm still slogging through my manuscript for book three, and making progress. I had hoped to have a solid outline before I started so that I could just dig in and write sequentially, but I was so busy with appearances in September and October that I didn't get to it.

When November 1 came, and NaNoWriMo started, I had to just dive in and hope for the best. The first week went well as I wrote the scenes for each returning character and started filling in the background information for the new characters. Then I hit a slump the second week, which I hear is pretty common and felt very similar to the sophomore slump of writing book two -- heck, someone even referred to it as the sophomore slump! I started worrying that the book was crap, that I hadn't done enough planning, and that I should just give it up for now. But, if you never start writing, you won't finish, and I finally convinced myself that now is just a good a time as any.

So, I'm still plugging away, and if you want to see my progress, go to my home page and look at the word count at the very top of the page.

As soon as I hit my 50,000 words, I'm going to work on the next podcast, the promised interview with Dan and Michelle from Out of the Coffin, and go into more details on the contest I'm running.


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