Nanowrimo: Day 1 is in the bag.

Ok, 

So day one is done. Man was it hard to get this started. I probably started and rewrote this beginning sequence a half dozen times. I have ended the day with 1724 words though which I feel is not to bad of a start. I basically made my way through the introduction of my characters. 

I am toying with the idea of posting up my content as I write to get feedback from people who may have thoughts or ideas I could explore. I assume that my writing is going to be pretty atrocious since I am basically mashing at the keyboard to just get words on the page. We will see if that may be some thing I want to do. 


Here We Go. NanoWrimo This Week

So here it is. November 1st is the start of Nanowrimo 2013. I have told myself I am doing this. Writing a novel in a month. Am I prepared? I have no idea. I tried to do some real planning and outlining the past couple of months and I have a solid idea. I suppose we will just sort of see how this all plays out. 

As I have mentioned before, I have never done anything like this before. Am I nervous? Heck ya. 

Board Gaming and Nanowrimo

So one of the things I wanted to accomplish this year was a successfully participation in Nanowrimo. Nanowrimo is a national novel writing month that takes place in November and encourages people to write 30,000 words in 30 days. It is difficult for sure, but a fun project to shoot for. I attempted this a few years ago, but started the night before and was not very successful. This year I have decided to map out my novel idea several months in advance and I think I have a pretty decent idea. 

Tied in this with is also a concept for a board game that I am working on. Yes, a board game. I am experimenting with developing a board game mechanic. This weekend I began cutting out some prototype pieces to begin testing. There is a lot of work still here, but I think I can possibly get something decent this winter.