The Blog With No Name

So NaNoWriMo is over. I won. I wrote a 51k word novel in one month. It is being read and critiqued as I write this. I have no idea what I will do with it once I get the notes, but I do know one thing:

This blog needs a new name.

For better or worse I heaved myself from the figurative armchair and wrote a novel. It was difficult, and slow, and I hung out with a lot of really weird people at the weekly meetings that I would be alarmed to associate with on a regular basis. It was also the first piece of creative fiction I have written since maybe high school. I have always been a reader, but I never aspired to be a writer.

What you can look forward to (and I know you will) in the future of this blog:  A double review of Paolo Bacigalupi’s The Windup Girl, and Shipbreaker. Exploration of some of Stephen King’s advice on writing from my fresh-off-NaNo perspective, reviews of classic Heinlein novels, and a review of the 1971 sci-fi anthology Mind to Mind. Probably a catch-all review of Scott Westerfeld’s oeuvre from Peeps and Uglies to the Leviathan trilogy. I am also open to requests.

3 responses to “The Blog With No Name

  1. You won? Just like that? Tell me more! Congrats. Do you write sci fi? Too many questions for such a celebrity, I know, I know. But could you give me advice on plotline techniques?

    • You are giving me an even bigger head than I already have. Also, I just realized that I can edit your comment which seems like entirely too much power.

      I did win, not quite just like that, it’s much easier to make it sound la-di-dah from the other side. I have yet to write any sci-fi, my NaNo was YA fantasy (late teens to 20’s range). I will make a post with my method for plotting (could be diabolical).

  2. Maybe you deserve a big head. Writing something and getting it published deserves some credit. Yes. I have had people edit my comments before. It’s a little weird if you ask me. You could manipulate what people are saying. Could be libelous.
    I’m prepared for you diabolical scheming, though.

What say you?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s