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.