#NaNoWriMo Update #2

#NaNoWriMo Update

So, the month is finally over. I wanted to be able to get some posts done, but I'll be honest--it was difficult Very Difficult. But also very rewarding. Probably the best thing that came out of this is I can say I've finished the rough draft for No Dreams For Henry. That's right. I'm a NaNoWriMo 2014 Winner!!

Again, it wasn't easy and if not for the support of my family and friends, I don't know if it would have actually happened. I'm more than glad to have signed up for the challenge, especially having made such an accomplishment. 30 days and 50,000 words. It happened. And again, thank you all for your support. The regular reviews and short stories you've missed will be coming again soon!

#NaNoWriMo Update

Greetings, WriMo's and horror hounds alike! As you may know, I've jumped onto the #NaNoWriMo bandwagon and am working on the rough draft for No Dreams For Henry. As it stands, this is consuming a lot of my time, which means regular posts will be delayed or even skipped in lieu of productivity. All I ask is for your support in making this endeavor mean more to me than it already does. I appreciate you all and will still try to get my regular stuff out when I can. For those of you who may have questions, here's a quick FAQ I've thrown together:

What is NaNoWriMo?

NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month. This is the time when participants (newcomers and veterans alike) spend November 1-30 penning, word processing, or otherwise, writing the rough draft of their potential novel. The goal is to hit the 50,000 word count by 11:59pm November 30th.

Who can enter?

That's one of the best parts. If you've ever had a thought about writing a novel, you're a shoo-in. That basically means anybody can enter, really.

How do you win?

By hitting your 50,000 word count and validating your novel, you are considered a winner. There is no limit to how many winners there can be, so using others' success as motivation to get there yourself is highly suggested.

Why did you enter?

Well, I'd like to write a novel. And besides that, I feel this will help with my depression and procrastination issues.

Will you continue to do the blog?

Definitely. Even while this month is taking a lot of my time, I'm still planning to dedicate time to doing reviews and ranting about stuff.

What's your word count so far?

As of writing this post, I'm currently at 8548 words and come to think of it, I'm a bit behind on hitting my goal of at least 10,000 today. I suppose I'll leave this right here for all to see and get to work like I need to. Wish me luck!!

NaNoWriMo 2014

So, yesterday marked the beginning on NaNoWriMo or National Novel Writing Month. Being my first year participating, this is as bit of a daunting task to behold, but dammit, it's happening! Over the course of 30 days, I plan to make the best of my time and get a first draft of No Dreams For Henry out and ready for editing. Luckily, the point is to just get it done as opposed to being done and good, so the freak out factor isn't as high as it could be.

Part of the reason I'm doing this is because along with my depression I have issues with procrastination and anxiety. I'm hoping this event will help with those and possibly self-esteem. You know, an accomplishment to feel proud about. I'm not worried about winning, I just want to have fun and make one more step towards putting out the great horror novel you, the readers, deserve.

Wish me luck!!